Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
The Green Sea Turtle is one of the seven species of deep sea turtle (marine turtle). They are prevalent throughout tropicale oceans of the world.
Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
They are not green, but adults are wholly vegetarian, eating seagrass and algae, resulting in their body fat becoming green which gives them their name.
Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
They are fully aquatic other than the females coming ashore to lay eggs. Females migrate thousands of kilometers to come ashore, usually on the same beach where they were born.
Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
They can live to years old. The Green Sea Turtle is endangered through coastal development of beaches, bycatch and illegal trade.