Loggerhead Sea Turtle

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    They live in Madeira for 15 to 30 years

Turtles! These lovely animals are adorable marine reptiles, most often born on the beaches of Florida or on the Mexican Atlantic coast.
They swim to Madeira when they reach 1 year old, and only when over 15 to 30 years old do they decide to go back to the american coastline to spend their last days. Juvenile turtles generally measure between 15.5 and 72.2 centimetres, but can grow to more than one metre long! They have a large head compared to the rest of their body and usually stay on the surface to keep warm and feed.