Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
The Loggerhead is one of the seven species of deep sea turtle (marine turtle). They are prevalent throughout the temperate oceans of the world.
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
They are fully aquatic other than the females coming ashore to lay eggs. Females migrate thousands of kilometers to come ashore on the same beach where they were born.
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
They reach maturity at 15 years old and live for some 35-40 years. They typically reach some 3 feet (90cm) length but can be nearly double that.
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Their diet is mainly jellyfish with crustaceans and invertebrates (and, unfortunately, discarded plastic bags and released balloons).
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
The Loggerhead Turtle is highly endangered through urbanisation of beach habitat, tourism, hunting, predation and being caught in trawling nets.