Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Loggerhead sea turtles are a long-lived species and don’t reach sexual maturity until they’re 35 years old. When they’re old enough, loggerhead sea turtles will mate in coastal regions about every two or three years, and then make a massive migration to lay their eggs. Loggerhead sea turtles make their way back to the exact beach where they were born, also known as our “natal” beach. Loggerhead sea turtles climb onto the beach at night to lay four clutches of over 100 eggs each, and then head back to the ocean. Their eggs are vulnerable to predators and environmental factors. For example, the sex of their offspring is actually dependent on temperature! Warmer conditions will result in mostly female hatchlings, and cooler conditions will lead to more males.