Say hello to Mr Loggerhead.


Yesterday while diving one of our newly discovered deeper reef sites we were approached by a very inquisitive and fully mature Loggerhead Turtle. This guy took a real fancy to my buddy and stayed with us for over 3 minutes. The loggerhead turtle or Caretta caretta is the largest of the hard shell sea turtles and typically weigh in between 150 - 400 pounds. The very big tail and exaggerated flipper claws needed for hanging on to a female indicates a male. He was certainly eager to find a mate or defend his territory, what ever his agenda it was a very pleasant and close encounter. These guys have massive heads and powerful jaws for crushing all manner of shellfish, unfortunately they are considered internationally as an endangered species.

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