Esophagus of Leatherback turtles showing backward pointing spikes. Adult leatherback sea turtles subsist almost entirely on jellyfish. Jellyfish are pretty slippery, you see, and the razor-sharp rows of papillae prevent them from slipping out of the turtle's mouth.

Leatherback turtle

Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle

Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle

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The mouth of  a leather back sea turtle

Some Turtles Are Terrifying

Leatherback turtle esophagus - When This Massive Turtle Opens Its Mouth, You're In For The Surprise Of Your Life

Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle - Imgur

Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle

Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle - Imgur

Mouth of leatherback sea turtle showing spines that point twords stomach.  These are used to hold onto their prey - jellyfish.  During the summer months, the turtles eat around 73 per cent of their own body weight every day, packing in around 16,000 calories!  Leatherbacks are the largest of all turtles, growing to 9 feet and over 1500 lbs!

Some Turtles Are Terrifying

The mouth of a leatherback sea turtle. Leatherback turtles lack the crushing chewing plates characteristic of sea turtles that feed on hard-bodied prey. Instead, they have pointed tooth-like cusps and.

Sea Turtle GPS Shows Ocean-Spanning Leatherback Buffet - Wired Science

Sea Turtle GPS Shows Ocean-Spanning Leatherback Buffet

Sea Turtle GPS Shows Ocean-Spanning Leatherback Buffet - Wired Science

WTF? I had no idea the inside of a turtles mouth was the stuff of nightmares.

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leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).........or the krakan from Pirates of the Caribbean!

Leatherback sea turtle mouth: internal spines for nabbing squishy sea critters!

The scary mouth of a leatherback sea turtle

The scary mouth of a leatherback sea turtle

The scary mouth of a leatherback sea turtle - FunSubstance

Leatherback sea turtle mouth/esophagus

The Turtle Deadliest Teeth In Nature. Their digestive systems resemble a conveyor belt and help process all that food. Their esophagus goes into their stomach to the rear and then makes its way back again.

Leatherback Sea Turtle - A Critically Endangered Species

Leatherback Sea Turtle - A Critically Endangered Species

Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) (Mouth) "Instead of teeth, the leatherback turtle has points on the tomium of its upper lip, with backwards spines in its throat to help it swallow food and to stop their prey escaping once caught.

Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) (Mouth) "Instead of teeth, the leatherback turtle has points on the tomium of its upper lip, with backwards spines in its throat to help it swallow food and to stop their prey escaping once caught.

Leatherback sea turtle from Puerto Rico

Drone captures rare sight of endangered leatherback turtle returning to sea after nesting

Way to go  Elias Pereira, 17, who want to be a marine biologist.  He saved the life of a leatherback sea turtle.

Way to go Elias Pereira, who want to be a marine biologist. He saved the life of a leatherback sea turtle.

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