Did you know?
Hatchling Loggerheads are omnivores (meaning they eat both animals and plants) but adults are carnivores - preferring crabs and whelks.
They grow to between 84 and 122cm and can weigh up to 400lbs - that's as heavy as a piano!
They're found in the Mediterranean, and can dive to depths of more than 1000 metres in search of prey.
Loggerhead turtles are named for their large heads that support powerful jaw muscles, allowing them to crush hard-shelled prey like clams and sea urchins. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of sea turtles a year are accidentally caught in fishing nets - a threat known as bycatch. Many of their nesting beaches are under threat from tourism development. Research suggests that 52% of the world’s turtles have eaten plastic. A floating plastic bag can look like a jellyfish which is a large component of a sea turtles’ diet.
2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt make this display home to some of the most incredible animals in the sea.