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This week's contribution was taken at the Virginia Marine Science Museum in Virginia Beach. The Loggerhead Sea Turtles were amazing to watch and I hope you enjoy these photos and the short video at the bottom of this post.
Loggerheads are found worldwide in tropical and sub-tropical ocean waters. In the western Atlantic they range from Nova Scotia to Argentina. Nesting occurs in the eastern United States on beaches from Virginia to Florida.Loggerheads get their name from their exceptionally large heads and generally weigh between 250 and 350 lbs., although they have been recorded at 500 lbs. They are the most common species found in Virginia waters. The ones at the aquarium share their habitat with fish and two other sea turtle species, the Kemps ridley and the green turtle.