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submitted by Museum Administration on 12.10.2003

Loggerhead Turtle Skull

Loggerhead Turtle Skull
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta

This large, magnificent creature has powerful jaws, with which it devours clams, crabs, sea urchins and jellyfish. This specimen was found washed up on Fyri Ammos Beach, Agia Pelagia, in 2001. Gift of Sem Schreuder, Tom Schreuder and Inge de Leeuw.

Loggerhead Turtle skull, side view. 17 cm. Photograph ©Peter B. Tzannes, 2003

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