Amazing encounter filmed off the Maputaland Coast, South Africa featuring My Good Friend, South African Freediving Champion and Record Holder, I Am Water Foundation @iamwater_foundation Ambassador, Beth Neale @blue_ocean_beth courtesy of Freediving Instructor, Underwater Photographer and Videographer, Andy Coetzee @adventurer_andy - Mama Loggerhead and mermaid Beth sharing the ocean. This time of year until end January, off the Maputaland coast , South Africa, loggerhead and leatherback turtles come ashore and deposit their eggs into the warm sand dunes . A bucket list "must do" to see them digging and laying their eggs. Years of turtle research makes one very appreciative of how vulnerable they are. Soo wonderful to share this with @blue_ocean_beth. Adventure Freediving at its best.
🔵 The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), or loggerhead, is an oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world. It is a marine reptile, belonging to the family Cheloniidae. The average loggerhead measures around 90 cm (35 in) long when fully grown, although larger specimens of up to 280 cm (110 in) have been discovered. The adult loggerhead sea turtle weighs approximately 135 kg (298 lb), with the largest specimens weighing in at more than 450 kg (1,000 lb). The skin ranges from yellow to brown in color, and the shell is typically reddish brown. No external differences in sex are seen until the turtle becomes an adult, the most obvious difference being the adult males have thicker tails and shorter plastrons than the females.
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