Which sea turtles are the deepest divers?

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leatherback
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Leatherback turtles are one of the deepest diving marine animals. In­di­vid­u­als have been recorded diving to depths as great as 1,280 meters (4,200 ft). Such depths are un­reach­able for turtles with hard shells, as these would have been crushed by the pres­sure.

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flagItaly
6%
60%
13%
20%
15
flagthe Netherlands
15%
57%
9%
18%
33
flagCanada
15%
50%
15%
20%
20
flagthe United Arab Emirates
16%
50%
25%
8%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
45%
15%
21%
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flagGermany
18%
45%
14%
21%
90
flagAustria
9%
45%
36%
9%
11
flagthe United States
10%
44%
23%
19%
335
flagIndia
9%
40%
30%
17%
110
flagFrance
16%
40%
12%
32%
25
flagPoland
17%
38%
19%
23%
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flagDenmark
12%
37%
18%
31%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
19%
35%
16%
29%
31
flagNorway
0%
34%
26%
39%
23
flagthe Philippines
8%
33%
8%
50%
12
flagSweden
0%
30%
10%
60%
10
flagUnknown
20%
25%
20%
33%
24
flagAustralia
25%
18%
31%
25%
16

Gender

men38%
women37%
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18%
18%
leatherback
38%
37%
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20%
20%
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23%
22%

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Author: Jason Beagley
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