It feeds on small fish, molluscs, jellyfish and crustaceans whose shells it can crush thanks to its powerful jaws.
Many plant and animal species travel the oceans attached to its shell, turning this species into a veritable floating reef.
It mates in the open sea, close to the surface. The females only ovulate every two or three years, when they go to ground and dig a deep (about 50 cm) hole in the sand to deposit their 100 or so eggs.
Incubation lasts 45 to 65 days. As they make their way to the sea, the little turtles (about 55 mm) are extremely vulnerable to a multitude of predators (monitors, crabs, rodents, fish, birds, and the list goes on). They then drift into the open sea to their feeding grounds.
The endangered loggerhead turtle is protected at the international level.
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