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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.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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However, our roots and our heart are Mediterranean, which is why a project which involves something as global as the ocean and as local as the loggerhead turtle, so common in the Mediterranean, is a perfect example of our commitment both to our roots and the environment.'
Loggerhead's mission has been to keep the customer's brands at the highest possible image on the shelf," states Steve Gilbertson, Loggerhead's Founder and CEO.
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Under the terms of the agreement, eleven Loggerhead Marina properties located throughout Florida now join the Suntex portfolio.
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.
Loggerhead sea turtles get their names from their larger-than-normal heads.
Preliminary numbers from Georgia show scientists and volunteers counted a record 2,292 loggerhead sea turtles nests during the season that runs from May through August.
The loggerhead is the largest hard-shelled sea turtle in the world.
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.
Investigations of the sex ratio of all three classes of loggerhead turtles (hatchlings, juveniles, and adults) have suggested prioritizing the study of the ecological effects of anthropogenic climate change on marine turtles [10].