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Keywords:American Shoals, Conch, Coral Sea Fans Rocks, Keys July 15-21 2011!, Loggerhead, Turtle, Underwater, eye
Conch-Chomping Loggerhead Turtle

Conch-Chomping Loggerhead Turtle

I discovered what seemed like an older, large Loggerhead Turtle foraging for food. His head seemed extremely large in comparison to the body. Swimming with the Loggerhead for about 25 minutes did not seem to bother him as he searched for and found a Conch. While grasping the Conch in his mouth, he hit it with his two front flipper-like legs to break the shell. After a few minutes he gave up and continued his search.