The loggerhead sea turtle is and ocean living turtle. It is a marine reptile and can weigh as much as 350 lbs. and 2.5 to 3.5 feet long when fully grown. The Loggerhead has a large head and a very strong jaw. This turtle is a carnivore and survives mostly on shellfish that live on or near the ocean floor. With their powerful jaw they can easily crack open shells of all sorts. Loggerheads nest on once every 2-4 years. They deposit 100+ eggs in 4-6 nests over a 2 week period. They are endangered in many locations, threatened in others, so to become endangered and if not careful they could become extinct. Their greatest problem right now is lack of nesting locations that are safe. They are frequently accidentally captured in fishing nets. There is an estimated 40-50,000 Loggerhead turtles left in the world.
March 10th, 2021
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