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.
More than 100 giant tortoise babies have been stolen from a breeding facility in the Galapagos Islands, the government of Ecuador has said. The slow-moving reptile is one of the Pacific archipelago's most iconic species.
Europe's high court has ruled that Greece has failed to protect an important nesting site for the loggerhead sea turtle. Nesting sites are of utmost importance, since loggerhead breeding is infrequent and precarious.
More than three-quarters of all plant and animal species live in the tropics. But time to protect them is running out, a new study finds. Researchers are calling for a better approach to save this precious biodiversity.
During the annual wet season, Christmas Island gets covered in a seething mass of millions of red crabs. The crustaceans cross roads and scale cliffs to reach the sea and breed in one of the world's greatest migrations.
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