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Loggerheads are turtley awesome! 🐢💙

Loggerheads get their name from their relatively large heads, which support powerful jaws and enable them to feed on hard-shelled prey. From hatching to adulthood, a loggerhead increases its weight more than 6,000 times! Marine debris, fishing gear, and development near their nesting areas remain major issues for loggerheads, but by working together we can help reduce these threats. This beautiful loggerhead was spotted in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. 

(Photo: G.P. Schmahl/NOAA) 

[Image description: Close-up on a loggerhead sea turtle’s face.]