A slipper lobster has a protective shell, and it doesn't have to surface for air, but those advantages aren't enough to protect it from the powerful jaws of a loggerhead turtle.
THIS LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE HAS A FRIENDLY FACE, BUT TO A BOTTOM DWELLING CRUSTACEAN, IT’S THE FACE OF A RUTHLESS HUNTER.
LOGGERHEADS WEIGH AN AVERAGE OF 300 POUNDS, AND CAN WEIGH UP TO 1200 POUNDS. THEY USE THEIR POWERFUL JAWS TO CRUSH AND TEAR UP PREY.
WHICH MEANS THIS SLIPPER LOBSTER WON’ T GET MUCH USE OUT OF ITS EXOSKELETON.
THOUGH THIS BOTTOM DWELLING PREY HAS ONE ADVANTAGE – IT DOESN’T HAVE TO TAKE A BREATHING BREAK.
STILL, THE SEA TURTLE MAKES SHORT WORK OF THE SLOWER CREATURE.
LOGGERHEADS EAT A HUGE VARIETY OF FOODS, BOTH PLANTS AND ANIMALS, A VERITABLE SMORGASBORD.
BUT NOTHING BEATS REALLY FRESH SEAFOOD.