Which sea turtles are the deepest divers?

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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
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagCanada
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagGermany
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flagFrance
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flagIndia
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flagPoland
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagthe Philippines
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women37%
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Author: Jason Beagley
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