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Logger Head Sea Turtle

Logger Head Sea Turtle Scientific Name-(Caretta caretta)

Logger Head Sea Turtles are the most of all the marine turtle in the U.S. waters. Their enormous range encompasses all but the most frigid waters of the world's oceans.
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Logger Head Sea Turtle

Loggerheads were named for their relatively large heads, which support powerful jaws and enable them to feed on hard shelled prey, such as whelks and conch. The top shell carapace is slightly heart shaped and reddish brown in adults and sub adults, while the bottom shell plastron is generally a pale yellowish color.
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Logger Head Sea Turtles

Loggerheads can be found hundreds of miles out to sea or in inshore waters bays, lagoons, salt marshes, creeks, ship channels, and the mouths of large rivers. Nests are typically made between the high tide line and the dune front.
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Logger Head Sea Turtle

Many of their nesting beaches are under threat from tourism development. Sea turtles are the living representatives of a group of reptiles that has existed on Earth and traveled our seas for the last 100 million years.
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Logger Head Sea Turtle

Caretta caretta Linnaeus, 1758 are commonly called "loggerhead" sea turtles due to their overly large heads with a horny beak that is significantly thicker than in other sea turtles. Color patterns are reddish-brown with darker streaks and their front flippers possess two claws.