ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE
PROTECTION STATUS: Threatened; Pacific population endangered
CRITICAL HABITAT: None
RANGE: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans
THREATS: Entanglement in fishing nets, coastal development, global warming, beachfront lighting, increased nest predation, pesticides, collisions with watercraft, oil and gas exploration, and human consumption
POPULATION TREND: Pacific populations of loggerhead sea turtles have declined by more than 80 percent in the last 25 years, with fewer than 1,000 females returning to their natal beaches to nest each year. Atlantic and Indian ocean populations are also declining.
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