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The leatherback carapace is composed of a layer of thin, leathery skin, strengthened by thousands of tiny bone plates, with seven longitudinal ridges. They are named for their unique, leathery shell.

Banco de Imagens Projeto TAMAR2009

TAMAR

TAMAR
Mata de São João, Brazil

Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). Leatherbacks are commonly known as pelagic (open ocean) animals. In Brazil, Espírito Santo is the only state where leatherbacks regularly nest.

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  • Title: The leatherback carapace is composed of a layer of thin, leathery skin, strengthened by thousands of tiny bone plates, with seven longitudinal ridges. They are named for their unique, leathery shell.
  • Creator: Banco de Imagens Projeto TAMAR
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Location: Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brasil.

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