Leatherbacks are not seen that often but well recorded in Victorian and Bass Strait waters. These are a species of turtle that have adaptations for surviving in cooler waters than their more tropical cousins.
In Feb, a dead Leatherback Turtle was washed up at Waratah Bay in South Gippsland.
Attached is a summary of some more info about this extraordinary species. Please note this includes some images of the post mortem undertaken by Museum Victoria that some may find distressing.