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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.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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Alejandro Olivera, a representative for Centro para la Diversidad Biologica, said the negative certification should not come as a surprise, since his organization has frequently complained to CONAPESCA that practices by fishing fleets in the area threatened loggerhead turtles.
Hatchling and small juvenile loggerhead turtles (mean [+ or -] standard deviation = 46.
The campaign was part of the fourth annual Masirah Festival for Loggerhead Turtles and included a host of fun-filled activities such as beach clean ups and football games funded by BP Oman.
Comparison of blood values in foraging, nesting, and stranded loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) along the coast of Georgia, USA.
We also train Shelley and Montego, our two adult female loggerhead turtles, to participate in research studies that help us learn more about sea turtle biology.
Scientists solved the mystery when studying young loggerhead turtles from the Florida coast that migrate to the North Atlantic then back over several years, swimming 9,000 miles.
Scientists found loggerhead turtles use magnetic fields to pinpoint both longitude and latitude, so they always know exactly where they are.
The remains of a chimpanzee, marmosets, loggerhead turtles, and the skulls of a baby seal and penguin were also discovered in his garage, it is claimed.
Situated in the tropical forest on Costa RicaOs Northern Caribbean Coast, Tortuguero is renowned as a popular nesting site for the endangered green sea turtle, as well as for leatherback, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles.
The dangers faced by loggerhead turtles in the race for survival are beautifully portrayed throughout with a variety of shaped and black and white or colour illustrations.
It hosts all four of Oman's nesting species of turtles and has the largest population of loggerhead turtles.
Loggerhead turtles also use these beaches as nesting sites, which means that they are now protected areas and a number of them close each evening at 8pm to allow the turtles emerge from the sea to lay their eggs.