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The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), or loggerhead, is an oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world. It is a marine reptile, belonging to the family ...


Information About Sea Turtles: Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Common Name: Loggerhead – named for its exceptionally large head. Scientific Name: Caretta caretta.


Loggerhead turtles are the most abundant of all the marine turtle species in U.S. waters. But persistent population declines due to pollution, shrimp trawling, and ...


Learn facts about the loggerhead sea turtle's habitat, diet, life history, and more.


A female loggerhead sea turtle may travel thousands of miles to return to the beach where she hatched as a baby to lay her own eggs as an adult.


Description: The loggerhead sea turtle has a particularly huge head with heavy strong jaws. Its bony, heart-shaped carapace has no ridge but has large, ...


Loggerhead turtles are named for their large heads that support powerful jaw muscles, allowing them to crush hard-shelled prey like clams and sea urchins.


Tybee Island prides itself on the many Loggerhead sea turtles that call the island home during their nesting season from May 1 to August 31.


Description: The Loggerhead is a large sea turtle, with females typically more sizable than males. An adult has a carapace length of 75- 112 cm (29.3-43.7 in) ...