WCS Nicaragua

Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)

Loggerheads can be found in the temperate and tropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. They are named for their large head and powerful jaws to help them eat large crustaceans and other hard-shelled prey. They grow to 3ft and around 250lbs as adults. Loggerheads nest every 2-3 years, laying between 3-5 nests with 120 eggs per nest. Loggerheads are classified as Endangered by the IUCN and are on the CITES Appendix I list of species. On the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, loggerheads nest in the southern Punta Gorda area in small numbers, but also use the coastal waters for foraging, migration and resting. 

Contact

WCS Nicaragua Marine Program
Al frente del Restaurante "Sweet Pearly" Laguna de Perlas, Región Autonoma de la Costa Caribe Sur (RACCS), Nicaragua
+505-2572-0506