This was an opportunity of a lifetime. While visiting our daughter, we got a call (from our daughters co-worker who cruises the beach every night looking for nesting sea turtles) about a leatherback sighting. We rushed to the scene and here we found this leatherback beginning to lay eggs. They thought she was young and a first time nester because she only dropped about 60 eggs. Typically, they drop 100 eggs or so. Anyway, she hadn't been tagged so they procedded to tag her and she needed a name...well, I got to name her and since it was April 1st I named her April. We were able to follow her (using her tracking device) for a couple of years until she lost the device . Quite amazing to see how far they travel and to come back to their original nesting site, hopefully, every year. BTW, they estimated this young female to be about 400-500 lbs and was over 5 feet long from head to tail! Her co-worker asked if we'd stay until she went back into the ocean and of course we did as you can see in the photo.