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The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources releases a warning to boaters to watch out for Leatherback turtles, the world’s largest turtles.
According to SCDNR, these turtles range from 800 to 1,300 pounds and six feet in shell length.
The endangered species aren’t typically found in shore waters but SCDNR says the turtles are tracking their food sources- causing them to appear in South Carolina waters.
It is mentioned that the Leatherbacks are typically found between their feeding grounds of Nova Scotia and tropical beaches. Just like the Leatherback turtles, the cannonball jellyfish have been spotted in South Carolina waters following their food sources.
If you spot these animals to be injured, dead, or near shore waters call 1-800-922-5431.
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