Loggerhead sea turtle

Molly our Loggerhead Turtle was found in August 2004 washed up on a beach in Castlegregory, Co Kerry. The staff at the aquarium have cared for her since then and she is now back to full health apart from her damaged flippers which we think occurred during a shark attack in the wild. Loggerhead Turtles are an endangered species. They can weigh up to 350lb and measure up to 3 feet in length.

Loggerheads can live up to about 60 years in captivity and they can live longer in the wild. From our research we believe that Molly is in her 20s or 30s. We have rehabilitated and released 6 loggerhead turtles in the past 10 years: Spike, Omey, Blink, Peig, Saor and Dylan.