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Florida State Saltwater Reptile

Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling - click to see all state reptiles
Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling - public domain photo on USFWS Digital Library.
See All State Reptiles & Amphibians.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhad sea turtle video

Florida designated the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) as the official state saltwater reptile in 2008 (expires in 2018 unless renewed). Loggerhead sea turtles are listed as threatened with extinction, partially due to destruction of their nesting habitats.

Loggerhead sea turtle - click to see all state reptiles
Adult loggerhead sea turtle; photo by Dan Bodenstein on Flickr
(noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works). See All State Reptiles.
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Florida Symbols & Icons:

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mammal - bird
saltwater mammal
flower - horse
wildflower - butterfly
fish - marine fish
reptile - tortoise
saltwater reptile
shell - gem - stone
tree - soil
fruit -pie - beverage
air fair - rodeo

flag - seal
name - nickname
motto - quarter
song - band
opera program
fiddle contest
play- tartan
museum 1-2
archive-1-2
festival 1 - 2
hall of fame
pageant
 

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