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loggerhead:

see sea turtlesea turtle,
name for several species of large marine turtles found in tropical and subtropical oceans. These turtles are modified for life in the ocean by having flipperlike forelimbs without toes and lightweight shells. Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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loggerhead

1. a large-headed turtle, Caretta caretta, occurring in most seas: family Chelonidae
2. loggerhead shrike a North American shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, having a grey head and body, black-and-white wings and tail, and black facial stripe
3. a tool consisting of a large metal sphere attached to a long handle, used for warming liquids, melting tar, etc.
4. a strong round upright post in a whaleboat for belaying the line of a harpoon
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Video has emerged of a loggerhead turtle, which belongs to a threatened species, straining helplessly against the clutches of a tiger shark.
Caption: A newly hatched loggerhead turtle makes its way to the Gulf.
As temperatures rise, it is important we step up efforts to protect turtles and their eggs at Mon Repos which has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region.
The existing Loggerheads Country Park car park provides between 90 and 100 spaces.
A total of 96 critically endangered juvenile hawksbills, one juvenile loggerhead, two juvenile greens and one large adult loggerhead were released.
According to Dana Al Sarhani, a board member of ESO, they are conducting various activities to protect the Loggerheads on the Masirah Island.
Savannah, Georgia - Sea turtle experts along the southeastern US coast say new nesting numbers reinforce their belief that loggerhead sea turtles are making a comeback after 37 years of protection as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Most baby loggerheads don't even survive their first year.
HATAY (CyHAN)- Mother loggerhead turtles, which are endangered, have started to lay their eggs in Turkish southern province of Hatay's Samanday- district on the coasts Mediterranean.
Instead of Paul (right), a loggerhead turtle called Big Head has been found and is sticking his neck out by tipping Brazil.
Some juvenile loggerheads along Florida's east coast undergo seasonal migrations northward in warmer months and migrate south when water temperatures decline in the fall (Lutcavage and Musick, 1985; Carr, 1987; Musick and Limpus, 1997; TEWG, 2009).
But now keepers at an aquarium in Japan's western city of Kobe are battling to find a high-tech solution to the 25-year-old female loggerhead turtle's devastating handicap.