Leatherback turtle. French Guiana

Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). Leatherback turtles come to nest on the French Guiana coasts almost all year, but there are two main seasons, the big one from April to August and the smaller one from November to January. During the same season a female lays eggs some seven times, at intervals of ten days. Each time she lays around 100 eggs, out of which 30 to 40% are fertile. Hatchlings will come out after 60 to 72 days, and it will take them 10 years to become adults. The Leatherback turtles are threaten by fishing practices, such as floating nets, and the encrease of boats along the nesting beaches. French Guiana

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