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The world's largest sea turtle has emerged from the sea and it is beautiful

Leatherbacks are know for being among the largest sea turtles on the planet. They can reach up to seven feet in length and grow to be over 2,000 pounds in weight.

This video shows the amazing moment when a giant leatherback turtle came to shore for a break in the sand. It was filmed at an unknown location.

Several tourists looked on with excitement as the massive creature used its flippers to crawl across the beach and make its way towards the ocean.

Eventually, after a few attempts and a couple of of pitstops, the sea turtle reached the waves and swam off. Never to be seen again!

These types of turtles typically live in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, near the equator. They are often found swimming off the coast of Central America.

The reptiles crawl out of the water during nesting season in order to dig a nest and lay their eggs in the sand near the water.

Once the eggs hatch, the baby sea turtle are close enough to make it back into the ocean. The babies take 15 to 50 years to reach maturity and can live for over 100 years!

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New type of luminescent rock has been discovered on the shores of Michigan

New discoveries of gems and minerals happen every year. For expert geologist Erik Rintamaki, June of last year was when he made his life changing discovery!

During a nighttime excursion along the shore of Lake Superior in Michigan, he found rocks that glowed like lava, with the aid of a UV light.

He sent the "Yooperlites" to Michigan Tech University, as well as the University of Saskatchewan, where the rocks were confirmed to be a type of Syenite that contained Sodalite.

Sodalite, usually found in Canada, is what is responsible for the glowing, iridescent nature of the rocks.

Sodalite is usually blue but the rocks Rintamaki discovered have been mostly made up of granite or basalt. Geologists have confirmed that this is the first set of stones to be officially tested and confirmed.

Rintamaki is 43 year old Brimley resident that has turned his findings of these stones into a business.

He sells the stones that he has discovered for over thirty dollars a pound in addition to giving tours of the areas that he discovered them.

Social media can show a lot of his tour photos and his group findings!

The Yooperlites were named by Rintamaki after the region that they were discovered in; the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which in slang terms called "Yooper." Glacial movement in this area has put these stones there.

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