Loggerhead sea turtles are found in Delaware Bay, especially during the summer and fall.
This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.
Delaware Bay is home to several sea turtle species, especially during the summer and fall. One of these is the loggerhead.
Named for its large head, the loggerhead sea turtle can weigh up to four hundred pounds. Using powerful flippers, it cruises through the water looking for horseshoe crabs, clams, and other food to eat.
Like all sea turtles, the loggerhead must come to the surface to breathe. But when resting, it can hold its breath underwater for two hours!
Sea turtles are protected species, so if you are lucky to see one in the wild, watch and admire this amazing animal at a distance.
This is SeaTalk, a public service announcement from the University of Delaware, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, and this station.