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Green Sea Turtle

Animal Description

The Green Sea Turtle is the second-largest sea turtle out of all 7 species. The Green Sea Turtle has an oval-shaped, olive brown, hard shell that is about 3.5-4.5 feet long. The top part of the shell is called the carapace and the bottom part is called the plastron. Sea Turtles cannot tuck their head and legs inside its shell like many other turtles and tortoises. The Green Sea Turtle has the largest, hardest shell out of all turtles, but has an unusually small head. It is called the Green Sea Turtle because of the green fat in its body. The green color comes from the seaweed and sea grasses they eat. An adult Green Sea Turtle, on average, weighs about 220 pounds.


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HABITAT AND FOOD CHAIN

Adaptation

The Green Sea Turtle has an oval-shaped shell that is olive-brown in color and green body fat. Adult Green Sea Turtles weigh about 300-350 pounds. Every time a Female Green Sea Turtle has to lay her eggs, she migrates. These turtles are particularly hunted at the time they are migrating.


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Reasons for Endangerment

Green Sea Turtles are endangered because of humans. Humans hunt these turtles for their body fat and their eggs. Humans use Green Sea Turtles as pet food, human food, and medicine. The turtles can also accidently be caught in a fisherman's net.


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Help save this animal from selfish humans that kill these poor animals. They don't deserve to be killed.

Green Sea Turtle in KAUAI HAWAII - Poipu Beach

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