While many sea turtle species primarily eat vegetation, loggerheads are omnivorous and will eat jellyfish, crabs, and fish alongside seaweed and other ocean plants. While they are the most populated marine turtle species in North American waters, their population is declining due to pollution, shrimp trawling, deep ocean nets, and a general loss of their natural habitat. The loggerhead is currently designated as vulnerable by the IUCN.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 9.19 L x 9.30 W x 3 H
- Size in in: 3.62 L x 3.66 W x 1.18 H
Internationally, loggerheads are listed as endangered, although the US still has them at the lower classification of threatened. All sea turtles are red listed in some capacity and there are international regulations concerning harming or even harassing them.