Photo courtesy of Brian Gratwicke
Apologies for the long hiatus, but it is time again for the Creature of the Week! In honor of our PCB trip, our creature this week is the Loggerhead Sea Turtle! The Loggerhead Sea Turtle lives its entire life in the ocean..., distributed across the world from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, as well as the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Only the females ever come to shore and that is only to lay their eggs: about four clutches every two to three years. Loggerheads can live up to 67 years, and averages around 35 inches in length (though there have been records of individuals that measured 110 inches!). These turtles are generally have a reddish-brown shell and yellowish-brown skin. Loggerheads are omnivores, meaning they eat a variety of plant and animal life, though they generally prefer invertebrates. Sadly, these reptiles are listed as endangered due to such things as overhunting, getting tangled in fishing line, consuming trash, and having their eggs harvested.
Read more about these fascinating marine reptiles below: