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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.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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Video has emerged of a loggerhead turtle, which belongs to a threatened species, straining helplessly against the clutches of a tiger shark.
Environment Minister Steven Miles said the female loggerhead, known by her satellite tag QA57223, has made the longest recorded journey for a loggerhead turtle nesting in eastern Australia using satellite telemetry.
Our fate is tied to the ocean's fate, and learning more about loggerhead turtles ultimately helps us understand more about the marine ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
Near capital Argostoli is Koutavos Lagoon, a feeding ground for loggerhead turtles.
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.
Tests with hatchlings were completed during the summer of 2010 using loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) acquired from nests deposited on a 4.