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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.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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All in all these are wonderful results considering that the loggerhead turtles on Cape Verde are the third largest population of this species in the world, which at the same time is also one of the 11 most endangered sea turtle populations on the planet.
HH Sayyida Tania Al Said ESO's President, said, "Despite being an integral part of our global ecosystem for millennia, today loggerhead turtles face a substantial threat due to unsustainable fishing practices, marine pollution, climate change, and development on nesting beaches.
Harris said if the crew are flying there but don't have a full plane, they are willing to take some of the large loggerhead turtles.
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.
Two methods were used to estimate the sex ratio of hatched loggerhead turtles. The first used the mean temperature during the middle third of the incubation period, while the second used the incubation duration.
A significant portion of the world's population of loggerhead turtles, up to 80% of the North Atlantic population, nests on peninsular Florida's beaches and produce ~90% of all hatchlings in the western North Atlantic Ocean (TEWG, 2009).
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.
Near capital Argostoli is Koutavos Lagoon, a feeding ground for loggerhead turtles. At Lixouri are the Swallow Holes of Katovothres, where sea water disappears underground to a lake, and which once powered a water mill.
Lara Bay offers loggerhead turtles, which lay their eggs here between June and September.
Six rehabilitated sea turtles (two Green Sea Turtles, two Loggerhead Turtles and two Hawksbill Turtles) will each be tagged with a satellite device that monitors their whereabouts in the earth's oceans.
Loggerhead turtles nest at the Coast of Quintana Roo from May to October, during which females lay around 120 eggs per nest.