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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flagthe Netherlands
14%
60%
8%
17%
35
flagItaly
6%
60%
13%
20%
15
flagthe United Arab Emirates
14%
57%
21%
7%
14
flagCanada
15%
50%
15%
20%
20
flagthe United States
10%
45%
23%
19%
340
flagthe United Kingdom
16%
45%
15%
21%
204
flagGermany
18%
45%
14%
21%
90
flagAustria
9%
45%
36%
9%
11
flagFrance
15%
42%
11%
30%
26
flagIndia
8%
40%
31%
17%
112
flagPoland
17%
38%
19%
23%
8324
flagDenmark
12%
37%
18%
31%
16
flagCzech Republic
27%
36%
27%
9%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
21%
34%
15%
28%
32
flagNorway
0%
33%
25%
41%
24
flagthe Philippines
8%
33%
8%
50%
12
flagSweden
9%
27%
9%
54%
11
flagAustralia
23%
23%
29%
23%
17
flagUnknown
20%
20%
30%
30%
30

Gender

men38%
women37%
hawksbill
18%
18%
leatherback
38%
37%
loggerhead
20%
21%
green
22%
22%

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Author: Jason Beagley
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