You’d think that an animal the size of a car wouldn’t be difficult to spot.

But with less than 135 of these magnificent sea beasts in B.C. waters, the Leatherback turtle is an endangered species, according to the Marine Education and Research Society.

So it was a pretty big deal when photographer Jeremy Koreski and former Vancouver Canucks defenseman Willie Mitchell stumbled upon a sighting of one while on a fishing trip near Loudon Canyon in the Barkley Sound.

Leatherback turtles migrate over from Indonesia to feast on jellyfish, and the last sighting of one was recorded in 2016.

Click here to learn more about Leatherbacks in BC, and check out the video below!

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