We are on the process of rehabilitating this beautiful and small tiny Loggerhead turtle. He was brought to us more than two weeks ago and since then, he has been struggling to eat on his own, as it is the period of time a juvenile turtle takes to do so. Yesterday we were pleased to […]
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Today we had a small loggerhead turtle brought to the office. He was the unfortunate recipient of many nasty bites from some form of predator like a gull or fish, and lost half of his two back flippers and half of his left front […]
The loggerhead turtle or the Caretta caretta is one of seven sea turtles found around the world. It is an omnivore with powerful jaws and is known to eat jellyfish, crabs, floating mollusks, floating eggs and squid to name a few. Hatch-lings are born at a weight of 18-21 grams and can attain 600 kg and an age of […]
We had the fortunate opportunity to dissect a loggerhead turtle that had washed up dead on the beach. As a biology student this is one organism that I have not yet been able to observe. This was very interesting! Photo by Milou Breedveld.