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The Loggerhead turtle spends its life in the sea, both offshore and in shallow coastal waters. Only the females go up to the tropical and subtropical coast to dig nests and spawn. It is a cosmopolitan species, found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as in the MediterraneanSea. For protection, it has the largest hard shell in the world. Both the upper part of the shell and the head range from orange-yellow to reddish brown, while the lower part of its body (the plastron) is pale yellow. The turtle's neck and sides have brown tones on the top, and are yellow on the sides and bottom.
The Loggerhead turtle breeds about every two to four years. Female sexual maturity occurs between 17 and 33 years of age. It is then that the turtle lays more than a hundred eggs; gestation lasts from 45 to 70 days. Their diet is very varied, including jellyfish, fish and algae. It is a solitary and migratory animal.
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