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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.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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If climatic changes continue to force the sex ratio bias of loggerheads to even greater extremes, we are going to lose the diversity of sea turtles as well as their overall ability to reproduce effectively.
Introduce integrated dynamic coastal zone management for the protection of Natura 2000 habitats (dune series) and of loggerhead turtle habitats under high anthropogenic pressure;
The seasonal changes in loggerhead movements are illustrated in Figure 2 to supplement the satellite tracking information and review of loggerhead presence in Florida's Atlantic waters.
Members from the Society also had the opportunity to meet Shaikh Sulaiman Bin Saleem Al Mahrouqi, Governor of Masirah, Saleem Al Junaibi, Acting Director of the Department of Environment and Climate Affairs in South Al Sharqiya Governorate, and local fishermen to discuss ways of reducing the incidental capture of loggerhead turtles, along with other sea creatures.
Sampling began in mid-May, roughly 6 weeks after the seasonal return of loggerhead sea turtles to nearshore coastal waters (Arendt et al.
By the early evening, the 15 Kemp's Ridley sea turtles and two loggerheads were nudged back into the water.
Gawlik and Bildstein (1993) examined seasonal habitat use and abundance of Loggerhead Shrikes in South Carolina and found no difference in habitat use between breeding and non-breeding seasons.
Very young loggerheads eat jellyfish and other small marine animals in the North Atlantic Ocean.
You may have a better idea, but I propose loggerheads.
3 loggerhead "interactions" with shark bottom longlines between 2004 and 2006.
The loggerhead sea turtle, named Nemo after the Disney clown fish with uneven-sized fins, was found off Rhossili on Swansea's Gower Peninsula this summer.
PATIENTS: A loggerhead gets an algae scrub, top, and an injured terrapin gets an injection; DEDICATED: Medical staf at the turtle centre