Pacific loggerheads regularly travel from their nesting beaches in Japan to
their feeding grounds in Mexico. That's over 7,500 miles!
Size Approximately 36 inches long, about 250 pounds
Diet Crabs, molluscs, shrimps, jellies and vegetation
Lifespan At least 30 years, and possibly up to 50 years or more
Range Tropical and temperate regions in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Habitat Loggerheads are found in coastal waters around the world, especially in
the U.S., Bahamas, Cuba and Mexico
Predators Herons, weasels, cats, dogs, raccoons, crabs and more eat
hatchlings. Sharks and other large fishes prey on juveniles and adults.
Relatives There are seven species of sea turtles, including the green,
Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill, flat back and leatherback.
Family life Loggerheads reach sexual maturity at around 35 years of age. Female loggerheads can nest up to seven times in a season, laying up to 126 eggs each time.
Conservation status Endangered Loggerheads face major threats such as accidental catch from and human intrusion on their nesting beaches.