Thursday, September 18, 2014
Photo: Inside the Mouth of the Leatherback Turtle
Leatherback turtles could easily win any competitive eating competition as these guys can chow down nearly 70% of their own body weight in jellies in just a single day. Considering these turtles can weigh up to 2,000 pounds, that equals a serious number of jellies. So it's a good thing mother nature equipped the leatherback with the perfect jellyfish-munching machinery to help soothe its insatiable appetite.