Green Sea Turtle


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Green Sea Turtle – Chelonia mydas
The Green sea turtle also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle, is a large species of sea turtle found throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world. The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace. The adults usually inhabit shallow lagoons, feeding mostly on various species of seagrasses. Adult green turtles grow to about 1.5 metres long with the average weight of mature individuals being 68–190 kg. Females crawl out on beaches, dig nests and lay eggs during the night. Those that reach maturity may live to 80 years in the wild. In some countries, turtles and their eggs are hunted for food.

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