New Study Says Leatherback Sea Turtle Headed Towards Extinction

Feb 28, 2013

A sea turtle swimming in the waters off of the Hawaiian islands.
Credit Flickr / NOAA's National Ocean Service

The leatherback sea turtle is the largest marine turtle in the world.  Some can grow up to six feet in length and weigh as much as 2,000 pounds. But a new study shows the population is continuing to decline --- possibly to extinction. HPR’s Molly Solomon has this report.