WTF? I had no idea the inside of a turtles mouth was the stuff of nightmares.

WTF? I had no idea the inside of a turtles mouth was the stuff of nightmares.

Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle...Takes me back to Costa Rica

Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle - A Critically Endangered Species

Leatherback Sea Turtle - A Critically Endangered Species

You've probably seen Leatherback turtles on documentaries before. They're the largest of all living turtles, with their front flippers growing up to me

Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) (Mouth) "Instead of teeth, the leatherback turtle has points on the tomium of its upper lip, with backwards spines in its throat to help it swallow food and to stop their prey escaping once caught.

Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) (Mouth) "Instead of teeth, the leatherback turtle has points on the tomium of its upper lip, with backwards spines in its throat to help it swallow food and to stop their prey escaping once caught.

Esophagus of Leatherback turtles showing backward pointing spikes. Adult leatherback sea turtles subsist almost entirely on jellyfish. Jellyfish are pretty slippery, you see, and the razor-sharp rows of papillae prevent them from slipping out of the turtle's mouth.

Esophagus of Leatherback turtles showing backward pointing spikes. Adult leatherback sea turtles subsist almost entirely on jellyfish. Jellyfish are pretty slippery, you see, and the razor-sharp rows of papillae prevent them from slipping out of the turtle's mouth.

giant Leatherback sea turtle

Sea Turtle GPS Shows Ocean-Spanning Leatherback Buffet

Way to go  Elias Pereira, 17, who want to be a marine biologist.  He saved the life of a leatherback sea turtle.

Way to go Elias Pereira, 17, who want to be a marine biologist. He saved the life of a leatherback sea turtle.

The scary mouth of a leatherback sea turtle

The scary mouth of a leatherback sea turtle

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