Giant leatherback turtle nests on Florida beach in 'rare occurrence'

(Loggerhead Marinelife Center/Facebook)

SINGER ISLAND BEACH, Fla. (WTHR) — A huge leatherback sea turtle was spotted nesting on a South Florida beach Friday.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center shared photos of the large sea turtle on Facebook.

According to the marinelife center, it is a rare occurrence to see a sea turtle nesting in broad daylight.

"If you encounter a nesting female, while it is exciting to witness and something truly amazing, please keep your distance so she can safely and successfully lay her eggs," Loggerhead Marinelife Center wrote on Facebook.

Leatherback sea turtles are the biggest of all sea turtle species currently living in the world today, according to the marinelife center.