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Blue-green playground turtle with blue saddle in Pigeon Point Park, Beaufort
Playground turtle in
Pigeon Point Park, Beaufort

Loggerhead Turtle Links

Endangered logggerhead sea turtles come ashore at night from May through August to make a nest and lay their eggs. Hatchlings emerge through October.

The Loggerhead Sea Turtle was made the official reptile of South Carolina by the General Assembly on June 1, 1988.

General Information Web Sites

Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research ( is the research site from the University of Florida that contains the Sea Turtle Bibliography and the CTurtle listserv (

Bibliography of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle ( from the Florida Caribbean Science Center and the U.S.Geological Survey.

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center ( is a nonprofit sea turtle hospital located in Topsail, North Carolina.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle ( contains information provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that focuses on the loggerhead turtle as an endangered species, .

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Migration ( gives migration maps and status February through May.

Sea Turtle Conservation Program ( This project from Broward County, FL government describes turtle nesting behaviors and migration patterns.

Sea Turtle Library ( contains lists of recommended books, videos, government documents, links to other sea turtle Web sites, and to the Marine Turtle Newsletter ( offered in Spanish ( and English.

Sea Turtle Postage Stamps of the World ( provides informational links to images of stamps. This is not a stamp dealer site.

Sea Turtle Survival League ( includes the Satellite Tracking Program. ( has links to many of the other sites plus the latest news on conferences and many varieties of sea turtles.

South Carolina Web Sites

Folly Island Turtles (

Fripp Island Turtle Nest Protection Program (

In Water Surveys ( are provided by the South Carolina Natural Resources Department..

Contact the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at:
P.O. Box 12559
Charleston, South Carolina 29422
(843) 762-5015

Web Sites for Students

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Migration ( gives migration maps and status February through May.

Turtle Trax ( from Ursula Keuper-Bennett and Peter Bennett contains information on endangered sea turtles of all types, threats to sea turtles and a special Kidz Korner (

Nature Notebooks ( has a pen and ink drawing of a loggerhead.

Archelon (, English-lnaguage web page of the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, presents a slide show of loggerheads along with photos and links to general information.

All About Turtles ( has resources for student reports and crafts along with information on how to protect sea turtles.


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