Sunday, June 27, 2010

Raffles Museum Treasures: Leatherback turtle

Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
Collected from Siglap, December 1883

Although this species is known to nest on the beaches of Terengganu on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, this individual is the only leatherback turtle ever recorded in Singapore territorial waters.

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The Leatherback Trust
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(Photo by ~Steph~)