The largest recorded leatherback turtle in the world

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In September 1988, the largest and heaviest ever recorded leatherback turtle in the world was washed ashore on Harlech beach, Gwynedd, after being drowned from being trapped by fishing lines. It was approximately 100 years old when it died. It measured almost 3m in length and weighed 914 kilos. It is today on display at the National Museum in Cardiff.