Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
The Loggerhead is one of the seven species of deep sea turtle (marine turtle). They are prevalent throughout the temperate oceans of the world.
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
They are fully aquatic other than the females coming ashore to lay eggs. Females migrate thousands of kilometers to come ashore on the same beach where they were born. They reach maturity at 15 years old.
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
They typically reach some 3 feet length but can be nearly double that. Their diet is mainly jellyfish with crustaceans and invertebrates (and discarded plastic bags and released balloons).
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
The Loggerhead Turtle is highly endangered through urbanisation of beach habitat, tourism, hunting, predation and being caught in trawling nets.