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Move the tiles below to form a picture of an animal that lives in the Chesapeake Bay. To move the tiles, click on a tile next to the empty space.

Hint: This animal is a reptile with a shell that was accidentally caught in a fishing net.

Read below to find out more about the animal in the picture.

This is a picture of a loggerhead sea turtle, which is a kind of turtle that visits the the Chesapeake Bay during the summer. Loggerhead sea turtles eat both plants and animals, including crabs, eelgrass and jellyfish. The loggerhead turtle has a hard shell which can weigh as much as 500 pounds. Sea turtles are reptiles and breathe air, but they spend almost all their time swimming and living in water. Their legs are shaped like flippers so they can swim quickly. Loggerhead tutrles swim to shore only to lay their eggs. 

This loggerhead turtle was accidentally trapped in a fishing net left in the Bay. One of the biggest problems for turtles and other animals in the Bay is the garbage dumped by man. Loggerhead turtles sometimes mistake trash such as plastic bags for jellyfish. Eating trash can injure or kill the turtle. The Bay and its marshes must be cleaned up in order to protect animals such as the loggerhead turtle.