Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Sort By:
Page 1 of 17 - About 165 essays
  • Decent Essays

    In particular, one of these seven species is comprised of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). The largest of all hard-shelled turtles, loggerheads have massive heads, strong jaws, and a reddish-brown shell, or carapace. Their front flippers are short and thick with 2 claws, while the rear flippers can have 2 or 3 claws. Loggerhead hatchlings have a dark-brown carapace with pale brown flippers. According to National Geographic (2015), adult males reach about three feet (nearly one meter)

    • 690 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    following research project will focus on the Eastern Mediterranean Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Particularly, this paper will analyze why the Loggerhead consistently returns to it its natal nesting grounds in the eastern Mediterranean as opposed to nesting in the western region. To begin, background of the Eastern Mediterranean Loggerhead will be provided to the reader, and then the essay will proceed to discuss the process by which Loggerheads nest and hatch. Following this explanation, this essay will discuss

    • 304 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Better Essays

    Dana McCormick Title: Impacts of Global Warming On The Nesting Of Loggerhead Sea Turtles Abstract: Global warming is a huge threat to many species. It is a much larger threat to species that experience temperature sexual determination. Loggerhead sea turtles are one of many marine species the explicate temperature sexual determination. In order to survive increasing temperature changes due to global warming, loggerhead sea turtles must adapt to the environment to enhance their rate of survival being

    • 3173 Words
    • 13 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Sea turtles can be very interesting. There are seven different kinds of sea turtles. Three of them are the Loggerhead, Leatherback, and the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle Is endangered along with another 3 species of turtles. They are also th the smallest of all the sea turtles. They only measure about 2 feet in height and only weigh about 100 pounds as adults. When they are born they are almost black and are only about 2 inches big. They reach maturity at about 12 years

    • 538 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, is a threatened species with a highly migratory behavior and shifting habitat requirements depending on maturity (NMFS and USFWS 1998). The loggerhead nesting grounds are typically in warm temperate regions (NMFS and USFWS 1998). In the original listing from USFWS (1978), the loggerhead sea turtle was listed as threatened throughout all of its range. The document goes on to state that one of the main threats to the loggerhead sea turtle was that it was

    • 700 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Loggerhead Sea Turtles

    • 612 Words
    • 3 Pages

    of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) can be divided into three classifications: hatchlings, juveniles, and adults. Within these classifications are several stages that loggerhead turtles undergo that are characterized by changes in behavior, morphology, or location. There are various ways to define and classify these stages. Loggerhead sea turtles have abrupt developmental changes in regards to their behavior, habitat, and use of resources as they mature (Dodd 1988). The loggerhead sea turtle

    • 612 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Loggerhead Sea Turtle

    • 560 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Turtles belong to the class Reptilia, the subclass Anapsida, and the order Testudines (Le Buff 1990). Reptiles have repeatedly invaded marine environments with varying success and marine adaptation has been undertaken more than once in the history of the Cheloniidae family. Marine reptiles were particularly successful in the Mesozoic as major predators in the sea. Mesozoic marine reptiles explored a variety of swimming styles and diets that included fish, cephalopods, other vertebrates, and hard-shelled

    • 560 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    evening couldn’t be more perfect until you stumble across a sea turtles nest and the turtles are beginning to hatch. According to Doe Fchuster, a volunteer at Henderson Beach State Park, “The number one way to help save and protect the turtles is to pick up others trash and don’t throw any trash on the beaches.” The turtles think that they are eating food and don’t realize that they are eating trash. Fchuster also said,” With the turtles eating trash it can kill them, cause them to choke or make

    • 491 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    exact same place you were born? While the answer varies, it is a definite YES for loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). It is well known that sea turtles would swim thousands of miles in order reproduce at the same location where they began their life (Griffiths, 2015). However, the methods they use to find the precise location on sandy beach has been mystery for a long time. Previous studies with young sea turtles have indicated that magnetoreception plays a significant role in turtle’s navigational

    • 517 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Decent Essays

    undiscovered, Loggerhead Sea Turtles stand out as being well-recognized. The turtle’s massive size and beautiful shell grab people’s attention, yet it is probably safe to say that many have no further knowledge about the existence of Loggerheads. From traveling the world to facing threats from human activity, Loggerhead Turtles experience long and fulfilling lives. For starters, one should be aware of the basic, physical traits of Loggerhead Turtles. Scientifically named Caretta caretta, Loggerhead Turtles

    • 784 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
Previous
Page12345678917