Loggerhead Turtle

Florida State Saltwater Reptile


Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling

Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling (public domain photo on USFWS Digital Library).

Loggerhead Turtle

Florida designated the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) as the official state saltwater reptile in 2008 (expires in 2018 unless renewed). Loggerhead sea turtles are listed as threatened with extinction, partially due to destruction of their nesting habitats.



Adult loggerhead sea turtle; photo by Dan Bodenstein on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works). 

Adult loggerhead sea turtle


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