Leatherbacks turtles(dermochelys coriacea) lack the crushing chewing plates characteristic of sea turtles that feed on hard-bodied prey (Pritchard 1971). Instead, they have pointed tooth-like cusps and sharp edged jaws that are perfectly adapted for a diet of soft-bodied pelagic prey, such as jellyfish and salps. A leatherback’s mouth and throat also have backward-pointing spines that help retain such gelatinous prey.
OH GOD WHAT THE FUCK NATURE
This is how they’ll infiltrate us.
They’ve already manipulated us since childhood, filling our heads with magic school bus and Bill Nye episodes about the poor defenseless sea turtles that dastardly humans hunt for meat and eggs. We see the videos of their tiny demonspawn barely able to flop into the ocean, and our jelly-like hearts swell with compassion.
But now their true face is revealed.