Wild Chronicles follows one of nature's most extraordinary odysseys—a loggerhead sea turtle hatchling embarking on a dangerous, ten-year ocean journey. Adrift in the vast waters, the young turtle instinctively escapes danger and slowly grows. The ultimate goal: survival, and a return to the beach of her birth to nest and lay eggs.

  1. How deep are the nests of loggerhead sea turtles?

    • Answer

      Nests can be as deep as two feet, and hatchlings can take days to climb out.

  2. How many hatchlings will return to the beach to breed?

    • Answer

      Only one in a thousand loggerhead hatchlings will survive to adulthood.

  3. Before entering the powerful Gulf Stream, the loggerhead stops to rest. What habitat provides her with sufficient protection?

    • Answer

      The hatchling rests in sargassum, a type of seaweed.

  4. What is the loggerhead's main source of food?

    • Answer

      Loggerheads mostly eat jellies.

  5. How does marine debris put the little loggerhead at risk?

    • Answer

      Ocean debris, mostly plastics, looks like jellies, and turtles eat it. Turtles cannot digest plastic, however, and choke to death on the debris.


to leave or set off on a journey.


to emerge from an egg.


natural motivation or behavior.

loggerhead sea turtle

reptile native to non-polar oceans.


type of reptile with a shell encasing most of its body.


huge and spread out.