You know you're enjoying your food when you close your eyes while eating.. ||  #SavingtheWaves  There's actually another reason why sea turtles close their eyes while eating.. it's the only bodypart that can get stung.. now imagine how much a jellyfish sting would hurt if it was on your eyes!!  Sea turtle mouths and jaws are shaped differently depending on their particular diet.Greens sea turtles have a beak with finely serrated edges like the teeth of a saw which enable them to tear…

You know you're enjoying your food when you close your eyes while eating.

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

Funny pictures about Giant Leatherback sea turtle. Oh, and cool pics about Giant Leatherback sea turtle. Also, Giant Leatherback sea turtle.

The inside of a Leatherback Sea Turtle’s mouth. Nope! Nope! Nope!!!!

The inside of a Leatherback Sea Turtle’s mouth. Nope.

The inside of a Leatherback Sea Turtle’s mouth. Also known as the Sarlack.

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

Sea Turtle GPS Shows Ocean-Spanning Leatherback Buffet

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 YIKES. keep Your fingers out of his mouth!

The inside of a leatherback turtle's mouth

turtle teeth Inside of a Leatherback Turtle's mouth Real or Shopped?

Mouth of a Leatherback Sea Turtle

Mouth of a Leatherback Sea Turtle

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.

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

Inside of a Leatherback Sea Turtle's mouth! Who knew that a gentle giant like the Leatherback sea turtle could be hiding something like this? These are backward facing to help keep jellyfish (their dietary staple) from coming back up!

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

Leatherback sea turtle mouth/esophagus

A leatherback sea turtle can reach up to and grow as long as which is the largest ever found. A look inside its mouth that closely resembles everything nightmares are made or, and rocks you see in caverns.

Leatherback sea turtle from Puerto Rico

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

Leatherback Sea Turtle teeth - Google Search

The inside of a Leatherback Turtle's mouth is the thing nightmares are made of.

Leatherback Sea Turtle - A Critically Endangered Species

Leatherback Sea Turtle - A Critically Endangered Species

You've probably seen Leatherback turtles on documentaries before. They're the largest of all living turtles, with their front flippers growing up to me

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