Sea Turtles & Reptiles Archives - Oceana Canada

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhead sea turtles are named for their broad, strong heads and powerful jaws. They are generalist predators and use their muscular heads and jaws to crush the shells of conch, whelks, spiny lobster and other hard-shelled invertebrates. Loggerheads are a large hard-shelled sea turtle, rivalling the green sea turtle in size. In Canada, loggerhead sea … Read more

Green Sea Turtle

Green sea turtles have roamed the oceans for millions of years! They are ancient creatures, the largest species in the family of hard-shelled sea turtles and second largest to the leatherback turtle among all sea turtles. The adults usually live in shallow waters to feed on seagrasses and algae, and they’re the only sea turtle … Read more

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback sea turtles have been swimming around the world’s oceans for more than 90 million years. They are the largest living turtle in the world, growing to more than two meters long and weighing 900 kilograms. Their preferred food is jellyfish, but because they are not very nutritious, each turtle needs to consume enough jellyfish … Read more