LOGGERHEAD TURTLE

Caretta caretta

The most noticeable feature of the loggerhead turtle is its large head which supports its powerful jaw muscles. Their powerful jaws allow them to feed on hard shelled prey items such as conch, and whelks. They can grow to be up to 113 kg and 90-100cm long. Their primary threats are bycatch in fishing gear, habitat degradation, vessel strikes and intentional harvest of turtles and their eggs, and pollution. They can be found in the Caribbean, both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, the eastern side of the Mediterannean sea, throughout the Indian Ocean, and the North and South pacific.

LOGGERHEAD TURTLE