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
13%
58%
11%
16%
36
flagthe United Arab Emirates
14%
57%
21%
7%
14
flagCanada
15%
50%
15%
20%
20
flagCzech Republic
23%
46%
23%
7%
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flagthe United States
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45%
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19%
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flagthe United Kingdom
16%
45%
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flagAustria
9%
45%
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flagGermany
20%
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flagFrance
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flagIndia
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19%
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flagPoland
17%
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flagDenmark
12%
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18%
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flagCroatia
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43%
12%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
31%
14%
31%
35
flagNorway
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flagthe Philippines
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flagAustralia
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flagSweden
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flagUnknown
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Gender

men32%
women35%
hawksbill
19%
18%
leatherback
32%
35%
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21%
22%
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27%
22%

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Author: Jason Beagley
Illustration: Dylan Baist-Bliss
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