The loggerhead sea turtle is a species of oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world. The average loggerhead measures around 35 inches in carapace length when fully grown and weighs approximately 98 lbs., with the largest specimens weighing in at more than 1,000 lbs.
The loggerhead sea turtle is found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. It spends most of its life in saltwater and estuarine habitats.
A loggerhead's body temperature increases in warmer waters more quickly than it decreases in colder water.