Lute Turtle in extinction

(Dermochelys coriacea)

It is the largest of the marine turtles, as it reaches up to 2 meters in length and weighs more than half a ton. This one does not present scales nor shields on the shell and the body is of a black color with pink spots in the lower portion and in her back there can be appreciated some borders that run longitudinally. Even though it is not very abundant it can be found nesting from Jalisco to Chiapas. The Lute feed exclusively of soft organisms, especially jellyfish and are turtles of tropical waters to moderate. For their nesting they prefer the muddy beaches and without rocks, as Mismaloya, close to Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco and Chacahua in Oaxaca.