Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Help save the Loggerheads sea turtles. By: Shayley Pate

About Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Loggerhead is the common name for this specific type of sea turtles. The scientific name is Caretta caretta. Loggerheads live in the Coastal Plain region. They have large heads and blunt jaws adult Loggerheads can be as big as 200 pounds. They are widely distributed around the coast some may be far out in the oceans others may be inshore in bays, lagoons, salt marshes, and creeks.

Why Loggerheads are Endangered/What is Being Done to Help

Loggerhead sea turtles are endangered because they are losing their habitats to urbanization and coastal development, disturbance from artificial lighting, being captured in commercial fisheries, eating or getting tangled in marine debris, oil spills, and human poaching and beach diving. To help people are forming organizations to raise money for any endangered turtle and they are trying to stop all of these things listed above to stop.