Loggerhead sea turtle found dead on the Vlora coast


 Various lifeless species have recently appeared on Albanian shores, including sharks, dolphins and rare fishes.

Experts believe that this rare phenomenon is linked to human pollution and also climate change.

Loggerhead sea turtle found dead on the Vlora coast

While a loggerhead sea turtle known scientifically as 'caretta caretta' was found dead Friday morning at Zverneci beach in Vlora.

Loggerhead sea turtle found dead on the Vlora coast

This is a rare turtle in our waters. The turtle, with a length of 145 cm, is the largest ever found in Albanian waters, and the causes of its death are not known but experts are working on it.

Loggerhead sea turtles spend most of their lives in the open ocean and in shallow coastal waters. They rarely come ashore beside the females' brief visits to construct nests and deposit eggs. Hatchling loggerhead turtles live in floating mats of Sargassum algae.[30] Adults and juveniles live along the continental shelf as well as in shallow coastal estuaries. In the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, age plays a factor in habitat preference. Juveniles are more frequently found in shallow estuarine habitats with limited ocean access compared to non-nesting adults.[32] Loggerheads occupy waters with surface temperatures ranging from 13.3–28 °C (56–82 °F) during the non-nesting season. Temperatures from 27–28 °C (81–82 °F) are most suitable for nesting females.
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