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 and the common sea turtle found in
Albania. The average loggerhead we found in Albania measures around 70 cm long, although larger
specimens of up to 130 cm have been discovered in our country.
The loggerhead sea turtles visit both Adriatic and Ionian coastline of Albania all over the year because
these areas are rich of bottom-dwelling invertebrates.
Nesting of loggerhead in Albania has been hypothesized for many years and was discovered by our team
on 2017. This rank Albania as a sporadic nesting area for loggerhead sea turtle and the northen nesting
area in east Adriatic.
The global conservation status for this specimen as per IUCN is Vulnerable.