Caretta caretta

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Noun1.Caretta caretta - very large carnivorous sea turtleCaretta caretta - very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
Caretta, genus Caretta - loggerhead turtles
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Fish and Wildlife Service of several coastal beaches in North Carolina as critical habitat areas for the threatened loggerhead sea turtle under the federal Endangered Species Act.
The site is a nesting ground for the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), considered an endangered species and protected by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
A model of loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) habitat and movement in the oceanic North Pacific.
Environment Society of Oman (ESO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) as well as numerous public and private sector entities, organised an emergency clean-up on Masirah Island following a shipwreck that threatened the critically endangered loggerhead sea turtle population.
The MoU also serves ESO's quest to raise awareness about the loggerhead sea turtle, which the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) assessed as being critically endangered.
For example, in the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia, Moulis (1997) found a significant decrease in emergence success from nests of the loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta (L.
The focus of the field trip is the life cycle and protection of the loggerhead sea turtle, which is the state reptile of South Carolina.
A large loggerhead sea turtle is the important "someone" everyone has been waiting for.
Ghasi Al Farsi, ESO's field assistant on Masirah Island, said, "Masirah Island hosts one of the largest loggerhead sea turtle nesting beaches in the world and three other turtle species are known to nest on the island.
Light pollution also endangers the Caretta caretta, known commonly as the loggerhead sea turtle.