Q. With reference to Leatherback Sea Turtle consider the following statements:
1.It is the largest species of Turtle.
2.Andaman and Nicobar Islands is their only nesting place in the Indian territory.
3.They are listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red Data Book.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1: It is the largest of all living turtles and the heaviest non-crocodilian reptile.

Statement 2: In the Indian Ocean, their nesting sites are only in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. They are found in all oceans except the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Statement 3: They are listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red Data Book and lies in Schedule I of WPA, 1972.

Source: The Indian Express