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This video says about itself:

28 August 2016

After nesting, leatherbacks use their rear flippers to cover their nests. Check out this video from Surinam of a leatherback camouflaging her nest after STC researcher Dan Evans attached one of the new, slim satellite transmitters.

From PeerJ:

Sea turtles use flippers to manipulate food

March 28, 2018

Summary: Sea turtles use their flippers to handle prey despite the limbs being evolutionarily designed for locomotion. Research reveals a behavior thought to be less likely in marine tetrapods is actually widespread and that this type of exaptation of flippers may have been occurring 70 million years earlier than previously thought.

Sea turtles use their flippers to handle prey despite the limbs being evolutionarily designed for locomotion, a discovery by Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers published today in PeerJ.

The in-depth examination of the phenomenon — Limb-use By Foraging Sea Turtles, an Evolutionary…

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