The average incubation duration is 55 60 days the loggerhead is the most common sea turtle to strand in south carolina and the nesting population has declined three percent per year since records began in 1980 on july 28 1978 the loggerhead sea turtle was designated as threatened. South carolina sc facts firsts sc state symbols sc state reptile sc state reptile loggerhead sea turtle thanks to a fifth grade class from ninety six in greenwood county the loggerhead sea turtle caretta caretta became south carolinas state reptile in 1988 while loggerheads are considered the most common species of saltwater turtle in the united states their numbers are . The loggerhead sea turtle caretta caretta is a marine sea turtle that gets its common name from its thick head which resembles a loglike other sea turtles the loggerhead has a relatively lengthy life span the species can live from 47 to 67 years in the wild. The loggerhead sea turtle is the south carolina state reptile designated in 1988 and is the most commonly observed sea turtle off the sc coast loggerhead sea turtles have been classified as threatened since 1978 and are protected under the endangered species act of 1973. Loggerhead turtle facts all you need to know about loggerhead sea turtles loggerhead sea turtles or caretta caretta are marine turtles on an average they grow up to lengths between 28 to 39 inches loggerhead sea turtle is the largest hard shelled turtle in the world as compared to different species of marine turtles
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