Green Sea Turtle

Chelonia Mydas

Endangered and in decline

The green sea turtle are reptiles that grow to be an average size of 3.5ft and 400 pounds but a Maximum of 5ft and 700 pounds. their group name is Bale. they can live to be over 80 years old. they are very migratory and are native to the Indian ocean, Atlantic ocean, pacific ocean, and the Mediterranean sea. Sea turtles monitor the sea grass and keep them short, manageable, and healthy. with the decline of turtles caused the decline of sea grasses which are needed for young fish and cessations. the turtle eggs also provide nutrients to the sand which would not otherwise be there. the green sea turtle became an endangered species in 1982 and since has remained in decline. the world needs green sea turtles!

Predetors and prey

Raccoon, Fox, Dogs, Sea Birds, and Ghost crabs eat turtle eggs. Seabirds, Crabs, and carnivorous Fish eat turtle young and tiger sharks eat Adult sea turtles. though all those animals threaten the sea turtle the biggest threat comes from Humans, humans cause beach destruction, do turtle population harvesting and harmful fishing, also the pollution is a major contribution to the turtle population decline.

young sea Turtles are carnivores and eat jellies and other invertebrates. Adults eat strictly vegetation and are herbivores.

Turtle Snapshots!

extra information

male sea turtle stay at sea their whole lives and females return to the beach they hatched from about every two year to lay their own eggs. Turtles are very migratory and world wide from tropical islands, subtopic seas, along costs in the eastern united states, Caribbean, south America, south Africa and the Atlantic ocean, more than 80 countries.

fun facts!

Sea turtles can not pull their heads into their shells like many other turtle types can.

female sea turtles have longer tails than males do and tend to commonly be bigger in size.

sea turtles lay around 200 eggs at one single time.

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