Dr. Bob Cowgill on Loggerheads

Summer 2017
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Dr. Robert (Bob) Cowgill has an incredible amount of knowledge about loggerhead turtles. I am honored that he has graciously allowed me to post his writings on the subject here on The Turtle Nest.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Cowgill, you may click here to read a brief biography.

Early History of the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol Program

Protecting Loggerheads

Evolution of Turtles

Marine Turtle Lineage



Loggerhead Turtles that nest on Kiawah

In Spring, Not All Romance Occurs on the Beach

Incubation Chambers

Marine Turtle Guidance System

Marvelous Navigational Abilities of Marine Turtles

Hatching Mad Scramble

Restraining a 300 Pound Turtle

Travels of Loggerhead Hatchlings

Dr. Cowgill has also written on the subject of diamondback terrapin turtles.  Though diamondback terrapins are not the topic for this web site, his articles are included here.  Who can resist such a terrific author?

Diamondback Terrapins

Nesting by Diamondback Terrapins


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