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Turtles Drawn to Jellyfish

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Critically endangered leatherback turtles spend most of their lives at sea with one notable exception: Female turtles crawl onto beaches in the hundreds and even thousands to dig nests and lay their eggs.

Outside of the common nesting sites -- mostly along the coasts of South America, the Caribbean, and central Africa -- leatherback turtles have been spotted as far north as the Newfoundland and Labrador.

But sightings across the Atlantic, off the coast of Scotland, have been nearly unheard of -- until recently.

Read the Full Story: Endangered Leatherback Turtles Drawn to UK Jellyfish Blooms

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