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loggerhead turtle

n.
A large sea turtle (Caretta caretta) inhabiting warm and temperate waters worldwide, having a large head with powerful jaws.

log′gerhead tur′tle


n.
a large sea turtle, Caretta caretta, having a large head and a rounded carapace.
[1650–60]
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Noun1.loggerhead turtle - very large carnivorous sea turtleloggerhead turtle - 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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They are the Green Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, and the Olive Turtle.
The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the loggerhead turtle and their eggs have been protected by law since 1971, as both turtles, especially the green, are endangered species.
The loggerhead turtle is regularly reported in British seas but there are only 35 records of the Kemp's Ridley species in UK and Irish waters.
Variation in the stock composition of a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) foraging habitat.
MeliEi Hotels International has signed an agreement with the Palma Aquarium Foundation that supports a range of activities to further the cause of marine conservation, including helping to protect the endangered loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta).
Release date- 25072019 - Melia Hotels International signed an agreement today with the Palma Aquarium Foundation to help protect the endangered loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta), a further extension to the company's environmental commitments and focus on the conservation of biodiversity.
Caption: The Loggerhead Turtle is the sea turtle most commonly found in our area.
The young loggerhead turtle was found by a father and daughter in Co Donegal and because it was such a fighter they named it Julius Caesar.
Cyprus hosts two sea turtle species, the green turtle and the loggerhead turtle also known as "caretta -- caretta".
The island has the second largest gathering in the world and the largest gathering in the Indian Ocean of the Loggerhead Turtle where about 30 to 60 thousand turtles nest annually.
In Cyprus, where the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the Loggerhead Turtle breed,turtlesand their eggs are protected by law since 1971.