Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Turtles are one of Mary’s favourite animals because of their colors and the way they move in the water.
There are 7 different types of turtles in Nova Scotia including both sea turtles and freshwater species. The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is large, measuring up to 114 cm in length with a heart-shaped shell. In Canada, the Loggerhead is found primarily offshore in Atlantic waters but has been found in shallower regions like the Bay of Fundy and southwestern Nova Scotia. They feed on marine invertebrates including snails, clams, oysters, jellyfish, fish, plants and algae.
The greatest threats to this ocean species are fishing by-catch; entanglement in commercial fishing gear, ingestion of garbage and plastic (especially plastic bags which resemble jellyfish), oil spills and environmental pollution, and propeller strikes from passing ships.
Reduce marine debris. Participate in coastal clean-ups. Only consume sustainably caught seafood.
13 x 17 inches
Felted wool in wood frame.