Why Are Loggerhead Sea Turtles Called Loggerheads?


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Jewelly A. Shetka Profile
Loggerhead turtles were named
because of their over-sized heads.
'Loggerhead' is a term that refers
to that same characteristic.
(It's also a long spoon-like tool
used to stir hot tar
It can mean 'dolt'.as well.)
yarnlady Profile
yarnlady answered
Maybe someone saw them and thought they looked just like loggers - or maybe logs?
Thomas Profile
Thomas answered
Loggerheads were named for their large heads, which have powerful jaws and enable them to feed on hard-shelled prey, such as whelks and conch.
John Profile
John answered
Because of their big log shaped head and colored shell.the only thing is I could not find who is credited with naming this turtle.www.sciway.net
Keith Old Profile
Keith Old answered
G'day Brav0zulu,

Thank you for your question.

Apparently, the loggerhead turtle is so called due to its large head and thick jaws.

Karen Profile
Karen answered
I have lived with some absolute gorgeous sea turtles. Google   Cha-gos Archipelagos     and you will find the cleanest ocean in the world and see some of the largest sea turtles!!

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