The leatherback is the largest of all marine turtles, having been found to weigh up to one ton. Photo by David Arthur.

The leatherback is the largest of all marine turtles, having been found to weigh up to one ton. Photo by David Arthur.

Just hatched the night before, a penyu belimbing, leatherback sea turtle nears the Pacific Ocean. Photo by David Arthur.

Just hatched the night before, a penyu belimbing, leatherback sea turtle nears the Pacific Ocean. Photo by David Arthur.

Rangers stretch the measuring tape across the living carapace of a giant leatherback. Photo by David Arthur.

Rangers stretch the measuring tape across the living carapace of a giant leatherback. Photo by David Arthur.

A wild dog cleans out the shell of a green sea turtle poached and discarded, seaside. Photo by David Arthur.

A wild dog cleans out the shell of a green sea turtle poached and discarded, seaside. Photo by David Arthur.

Dawn on Jamursba Medi Beach sees a unique transition: hatchlings may spend seven days hatching, digging their way out of...

Dawn on Jamursba Medi Beach sees a unique transition: hatchlings may spend seven days hatching, digging their way out of.

Nearing dawn, a black leatherback breaches the black sands on Jamursba Medi beach. Photo by David Arthur.

Nearing dawn, a black leatherback breaches the black sands on Jamursba Medi beach. Photo by David Arthur.

Only Warmungs youth brave the brutal heat, hunting, fishing, and bodyboarding while groups of adults chat in the shade....

Only Warmung's youth brave the brutal heat, hunting, fishing, and bodyboarding while groups of adults chat in the shade.

Two locals ignore the sharpness of direct, afternoon sun as they gather plants and hunt. Photo by David Arthur.

Two locals ignore the sharpness of direct, afternoon sun as they gather plants and hunt. Photo by David Arthur.

Leatherback sea turtles share their nesting grounds with the hawksbill sea turtles, aptly named for the sharp peak of th...

Leatherback sea turtles share their nesting grounds with the hawksbill sea turtles, aptly named for the sharp peak of th.

At the very least, a small, outdoor school has been put up, still awaiting the return of Sorongs main schoolteacher. Ph...

At the very least, a small, outdoor school has been put up, still awaiting the return of Sorongs main schoolteacher.


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