Green Sea Turtle

Chelonia mydas

Charecteristics

  • Looks like an average sea turtle
  • Flat body
  • Beaked head
  • Short neck
  • Paddle like arms
  • Adults grow to 1.5 meters
  • Short snout
  • Herbivore


Habitat

Eggs stay on Beaches



Mature turtles stay in shallow water


Adults stay in Bays, Lagoons, Shoals

Hawaii Green Sea Turtle Eating - Cool Video
Green Turtle Hatchlings

Interactions

Predators: Humans and Sharks (Bad,Bad Humans)


Sea Grasses and Algae

Fun Fact: Juveniles will eat invertebrates occasionally!!


It is usually a Primary Consumer.

Why is Extinction coming closer to these animals??

  • Poaching
  • Pollution
  • Habitat Destruction
  • Wanted for Meat and Eggs


Endangered Green Sea Turtle

Bibliography

Laman, Tim. "Green Sea Turtle." National Geographic. National Geographic, 2013. Web. 09 Oct. 2013. <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/green-turtle/>.

Wikipedia. "Green Sea Turtle." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 10 May 2013. Web. 09 Oct. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_sea_turtle>.