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Natural History Museum > Reptiles & Amphibians > Loggerhead Turtle Skull, front view

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submitted by Museum Administration on 12.10.2003

Loggerhead Turtle Skull, front view

Loggerhead Turtle Skull, front view
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta

Loggerheads are the most common turtles in the Greece, but their numbers are dwindling as they are often caught in fishing nets, and frequently choke on pieces of floating plastic, which they mistake for jellyfish. This victim washed up on Fyri Ammos Beach, Agia Pelagia, in 2001. Gift of Sem Schreuder, Tom Schreuder and Inge de Leeuw.

Loggerhead Turtle skull, 17 cm. Front view. Photograph ©Peter B. Tzannes, 2003

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