Which sea turtles are the deepest divers?

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leatherback
loggerhead
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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 United Arab Emirates
12%
56%
25%
6%
16
flagthe Netherlands
14%
54%
14%
16%
42
flagCanada
14%
47%
14%
23%
21
flagCzech Republic
23%
46%
23%
7%
13
flagAustria
7%
46%
38%
7%
13
flagthe United States
10%
45%
23%
19%
374
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
45%
14%
21%
239
flagGermany
21%
41%
14%
21%
110
flagFrance
14%
40%
14%
29%
27
flagCroatia
11%
38%
38%
11%
18
flagPoland
17%
37%
20%
24%
10843
flagIndia
9%
37%
31%
20%
122
flagDenmark
12%
37%
18%
31%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
30%
13%
33%
36
flagthe Philippines
7%
30%
15%
46%
13
flagNorway
3%
29%
22%
44%
27
flagSweden
11%
23%
11%
52%
17
flagAustralia
23%
23%
29%
23%
17
flagUnknown
18%
22%
24%
33%
442

Gender

men32%
women35%
hawksbill
18%
18%
leatherback
32%
35%
loggerhead
21%
22%
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27%
22%

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Author: Jason Beagley
Illustration: Dylan Baist-Bliss
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