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Facts About Loggerhead Sea TurtlesCommon Name:Loggerhead - named for its exceptionally large head.
Scientific Name:Caretta caretta
Carapace is a reddish-brown with a yellowish-brown plastron. Hatchlings have a dark-brown carapace with flippers pale brown on margins.
The Loggerhead can measure up to 1.1 meters (3.5 ft) long when fully grown and can weigh approximately 135 kilograms (300 lb).
Page Photo Credits Loggerhead Hatchling, Photo Credit: Laura Smith, Loggerhead Hatchling Heads to the Sea, Photo Credit: Laura Smith, Caging a Turtle Nest, Photo Credit: USFWS, Loggerhead Nests on Cape Island, Photo Credit: Karen Beshears
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2015