Help Name a Baby Turtle at the National Aquarium

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turtleloggerWhen it comes to naming a new baby turtle, the National Aquarium staff isn’t staying in its shell.

On Monday, Aquarium staff launched a naming contest for the baby turtle, which came to the Inner Harbor sea life spot in November. A program at the North Carolina aquarium rescues hatchlings that are in danger, and gives them a GPS tag. But this particular loggerhead came to the National Aquarium’s Coastal Life exhibit.

Need some inspiration? Here are a few facts: Loggerheads are distinct for their large heads, which have powerful jaw muscles that crush the shells of their prey. In general, loggerheads are in danger of accidentally being caught in fishing gear, which is known as “bycatch.”

If you think you have a good name, visit this website and submit your idea before Jan. 22. Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael are taken. A panel will consider the names, then pick four to put for a vote.


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