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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.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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According to the IUCN, different populations of loggerheads face different threats, and many of them are also grappling with pollution, climate change and disease.
All Loggerhead marina locations are designated 'Clean Marinas' under the State's Clean Marina Program.
Launched as part of an initiative to study the nesting and foraging habitats of the critically endangered North West Indian Ocean loggerhead sub-population, the satellite tags will provide important data on the turtles' movement and behaviour and their inter-nesting and post nesting habitats.
In addition to beach and underwater clean-up campaigns, ESOCehas launched a number of initiatives to protect Oman's loggerhead turtle population.
According to the ESO, a global assessment of the Loggerhead sea turtle was completed last year by a global network of sea turtle experts of the Marine Turtle Specialist Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Loggerhead sea turtles, which grow to weigh up to 135 kilograms, dig their nests on beaches from the Carolinas to Florida.
Happily, there are many conservation groups working to save the loggerhead.
VAR of the scientist make some researches on loggerheads
The Florida coast accounts for 90 percent of all sea turtle nest sites in the continental United States and is home to the largest nesting aggregation of threatened loggerhead turtles in the Western Hemisphere.
Although some species, such as the loggerhead, Caretta caretta, and green, Chelonia mydas, turtles may vary among populations and individuals in the details of their life history patterns (Hatase et al.
The green turtle usually only nests in Oman," she said, adding "And although we've not yet found any nests of the loggerhead, we have identified the turtles.