This species is considered vulnerable in the Mediterranean, in part because its breeding process is infrequent and precarious. So it doesn't help when people build bars adjacent to nesting areas.
This sea turtle spends most of its life in saltwater and estuarine habitats, with females briefly coming ashore to lay eggs.
Loggerhead turtles are amazing creatures - but the are also vulnerable, in part because they only lay eggs once every two to three years.
After they lay their eggs, the female turtles return to the water.
While they are incubating, the eggs are vulnerable to predators and human incursion.
If the egg survives the incubation period, a baby loggerhead is born.
The baby turtle must then make a treacherous journey to the sea, surviving predators along the way. Loud noises from human activity can cause them to get lost.
A large number of hatchlings die during the journey to the sea. Those that reach the water can grow to be adults - if they don't starve in their first days.
Also as adults, loggerheads face numerous threats in the sea. This loggerhead has been fitted with a prosthetic titanium beak after being mutilated in a boating collision.
A dream of transforming a polluted wetland into a meeting place for young people has seen a thriving canoe club become established in the disadvantaged area of Khayelitsha, just outside of Cape Town in South Africa.
At the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, more than 200 nations passed a resolution to eliminate plastic pollution in our seas. Although it's not a legally binding treaty, it could pave the way to one.
The decomposing bodies of some 300 sea turtles were found off El Salvador's coast, raising questions about how they could die so quickly. Now scientists have found out why. The culprit? A tropical storm and microalgae.
The EU is exploring high-tech solutions to plastic pollution but some experts are skeptical. They say there are simpler and more effective ways to keep our waters plastic-free and they are available now.
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