Caretta Cottage Sign

THE CARETTA, OR LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE has a broad geographical range and can be found in almost all the seas of the world – in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans as well as the Mediterranean Sea. The loggerhead is the world’s largest hard shell turtle and grows to about 35 inches long, though turtles up to 110 inches have been found. Normally weighing approximately 300 pounds, a record breaker was weighed in at 1,000 pounds. Spending almost their entire life in saltwater, the females only come on shore briefly to make their nests and lay their eggs. These turtles have a lifespan of about 50 to 65 years. Although an adult’s large size makes it less easily preyed upon by sharks and other predators, it is a different story for the hatchlings and young loggerheads, who are very vulnerable, not only to animals such as foxes, raccoons and crabs, but also the eggs are easily affected by organisms. They are considered an endangered species and efforts are being made in many areas to protect them. Fishing gear that has been left untended, and fishing trawls are the cause of many sea turtle deaths. The loss of good nesting places and beaches has also had an effect on loggerhead populations.

These majestic creatures of the deep have captured people’s imagination for hundreds of years. The caretta on this cottage sign was realistically sculpted and hand painted copying from a photo. The letters were carved using hand chisels and gilded with 23kt gold leaf. A cove edge in complementary brown added the finishing touch to this beautiful property sign.

Carved & Gilded
Sculpted & Painted Add on
Sign Size
18 " x 18 "

Regular Price: $754.00

Special Price: $325.00