The loggerhead sea turtle caretta caretta also commonly called the loggerhead is a species of oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world it is a marine reptile belonging to the family cheloniidae . Information about sea turtles loggerhead sea turtle common name loggerhead named for its exceptionally large head scientific name caretta caretta threats to survival the greatest threat is loss of nesting habitat due to coastal development predation of nests and human disturbances such as coastal lighting and housing . Get this from a library loggerhead turtle survivor from the sea jack denton scott ozzie sweet introduces the loggerhead turtle focusing on a particular female as she returns to the beach of her own birth to lay her eggs. Us sea turtle perils in the united states the greatest threats to sea turtle survival are incidental capture known as bycatch by commercial fisheries and loss of habitat sea turtles are captured in fishing nets or caught by hooks strung out by the long line fishing industry. Information about sea turtles threats to sea turtles today all sea turtles found in us waters are federally listed as endangered except for the loggerhead which is listed as threatened usfws file photo to understand what really threatens sea turtle survival we must look at the actions of humans human caused threats
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