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Do loggerhead turtles live in the neritic zone?
July 06, 2008 3:09PM
Loggerheads occupy three different ecosystems during their lives--the terrestrial zone, the oceanic zone, and the "neritic" zone. Loggerheads nest on ocean beaches, generally preferring high energy, relatively narrow, steeply sloped, coarse-grained beaches. Immediately after hatchlings emerge from the nest, they begin a period of frenzied activity. During this active period, hatchlings move from their nest to the surf, swim and are swept through the surf zone, and continue swimming away from land for about one to several days. found at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/loggerhead.htm Hope this helps!