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 eggs and
hatchlings. Sharks and other large fishes prey on juveniles and adults.

Relatives  There are seven species of sea turtles, including the green, loggerhead,
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.

Explore other profiles   Check out green sea turtles, Kemp's ridley sea turtles and harbor seals.