Loggerhead Turtles Facts!

Loggerhead Turtles Facts!

Loggerhead_Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle by coda cc2.0

Loggerhead Turtles are one of the most widespread turtle species. They inhabit coastal waters, but can also be found in the open ocean where they tend to glide near the surface of the water. A fully grown turtle will measure up to 3.6 feet (1.1 meters) in length. The turtles have huge heads which is why they are called the “loggerhead” turtles. Their shell is a reddish brown colour and they have very powerful jaws that help to crack open crustaceans like crabs or even giant clams.

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Loggerhead Nest Chamber. July 17, 2012 – Blackbeard Island, GA. Image credit: USFWS/Southeast cc2.0

During one breeding season females lay eggs about three to five times. The female digs a hole in the beach where the high tide will not reach, and lays around 100 eggs in one clutch. It takes young loggerhead turtles around 35 years to reach maturity.

Loggerhead Turtles are featured in the following book:
101 Facts… Turtles!


The YouTube video playlist below contains a video about Loggerhead Turtles. Details of the videos featured are underneath.

The Playlist:

  1. Lifestyles of the Loggerhead by National Geographic
  2. Loggerhead vs. Lobster by National Geographic
  3. Loggerhead turtles hatch at Shark Bay by NPWSnorthern2007
  4. Loggerhead Turtle Comes Over To Say “Hi” by George Probst
  5. Beautiful and Curious Loggerhead Sea Turtle Swims Around Me in Belize by GabrielleConsulting
  6. Freediving with an Amazing Loggerhead Turtle by ApneaSpearo
  7. Loggerhead Turtle at Lighthouse Reef, Belize by Geoff Schultz
  8. Loggerhead Turtle experience off Charleston, SC by axneary




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