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Loggerhead turtle

Caretta caretta

Description:

Loggerheads have a massive head compared to the rest of their body particularly with aged individuals. This species has five pairs of dcostal shields with the carapace normally a reddish brown to brown color.

Habitat:

Tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide

Notes:

Must have hatched that night because there were a few of them around our boat but only for one night.

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1 Comment

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Brilliant spot! I'm yet to see one of these beauties, though my husband has seen one. Fantastic!

ScottHarte
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ScottHarte

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on May 11, 2012

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