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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.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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Determination of stock composition and natal origin of a juvenile loggerhead turtle population (Caretta caretta) in Chesapeake Bay using mitochondrial DNA analysis.
In addition to protecting the loggerhead turtle from extinction as a direct consequence of climate change and human activities, the project also aims to combat the causes of biodiversity loss.
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.'
Transpacific migration of a Loggerhead Turtle monitored by satellite telemetry.
officials have worked to lower the (http://www.ibtimes.com/endangered-sea-turtles-bones-reveal-surprises-scientists-guide-conservation-efforts-2647440) impact of fishing on loggerhead turtles, including adjusting the type of fishing gear and locations used to reduce the number of sea turtles getting caught up.
The loggerhead turtle weighted about 30 kg and was safely retrieved on board the fishing vessel AlSaquib Farman.
Ditto David Attenborough, who has provided all the second-hand experiences of wildlife encounters we could ever want without the need to get up close and personal with a loggerhead turtle in the Mediterranean.
The study focused on a globally important loggerhead turtle rookery on the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic but its results also apply to species elsewhere, including the Pacific.
The vast majority of their lives is spent roaming the oceans travelling mind-boggling distances, up to 10,000 km between breeding and feeding grounds in the case of the Loggerhead Turtle. And they are without exception greatly endangered by human activity, by deliberate killing for meat and "medicine," by trapping in fishing nets, by marine pollution and by the wholesale exploitation and destruction of their breeding beaches.
Among the world's seven marine turtle species, three species are regularly observed in the Mediterranean: the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta, the green turtle, Chelonia mydas, and the leatherback turtle, Dermochelys coriacea.
It meets many different animals along the way, from the water strider to the loggerhead turtle, and each animal teaches the water bottle about itself, its origins, its journey and those of other pollutants in the watershed.