loggerhead loggerhead  /ˈlɑ ɡər ˌhɛd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
  2. (n) very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas

Usage(s):

  1. Others on his growing worry list include the bobolink, the upland sandpiper and the loggerhead shrike.
  2. A great loggerhead turtle is posed in frantic flight in an exhibition case of Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History.
  3. Prospects have been bleak for sea turtles lately, but at least two species, Kemp's ridley and the loggerhead, are enjoying something of a population boom.

News

  1. Turtles watch for, snack on gelatinous prey while swimming

    Loggerhead turtles use visual cues to find gelatinous prey to snack on as they swim in open waters, according to research published June 12 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Tomoko Narazaki and colleagues from the University of Tokyo, Japan.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Rescued N.C. turtle still struggling to dive

    MANTEO, N.C. Charlie, a female loggerhead turtle suffering from buoyancy problems, paddled around and around a tank the size of an above-ground pool. "She really needed to swim and stretch her muscles," said Christian Legner, husbandry curator for the North Carolina Aquarium. "I think she is really enjoying this."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot

  3. What Others Say: National leaders could learn from Georgia's governor, Atlanta's mayor (The Times, Gainesville)

    As the loggerhead battle of partisan squabbling continues unabated in Washington, D.C., it might behoove our national leaders to look to Georgia for an example of how leaders can come together to solve problems.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Quotes

  1. "It is imperative that we focus our efforts on protecting the reefs and saving endangered species, like the loggerhead turtles, for future generations," said Cher M. Floyd, JMFA-Greggy Girl, Inc. executive. "By participating in this effort to...
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Cher Source: MarketWatch

  2. Commenting on the decisions, Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström said, "Stopping the loss of Europe's biodiversity is one of the most important items on the EU's environmental agenda. The loggerhead sea turtle is a rare and endangered...
    on Oct 18, 2004 By: Margot Wallström Source: Environment News Service

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