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Loggerhead sea turtles

Status: Endangered

Loggerhead turtles are distributed world-wide. In Australia they mainly nest on sub-tropical beaches in Queensland and Western Australia.

Loggerhead turtles are carnivores and have an extremely strong jaw associated with their large head. They feed on hard-shelled prey such as crabs and shellfish.


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An excellent reference on sea turtle ecology is presented in "Sea Turtles: An Ecological Guide" by David Culko and Karen Eckert (2003). To purchase this book please look at our merchandise page.


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