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  • Green Sea TurtleChelonia Mydas
  • EndangeredSpeciesDespite being an endangered species the Green Sea Turtle is still being killed for its meat and eggs. Thedestruction of their nesting grounds by human encroachment, fishnet-caused drowning, and boatpropeller accidents further reduce their numbers.
  • Habitat
  • Characteristics• The Green Sea Turtle is a reptile• The Green Sea Turtle is a herbivore• Average life span is 80 years• Can weigh up to 700 pounds• Is found in tropical and subtropical costal waters
  • GreenSeaTurtleThe Green Sea Turtle is named for the greenish color of its skin not the color of its shell
  • Interesting Facts• Sea turtles can not put their heads inside their shells• Mating only occurs every 2 to 5 years• Will follow lengthy migratory paths from nesting to feedinggrounds• Watched as the dinosaurs evolved and became extinct• Took to the sea 150 million years ago, they originallyevolved on land
  • What is Being Done to Help• In the United States it is illegal to import orexport turtle products; it is also illegal to kill,capture, or harass sea turtles or their eggs.• Throughout the Caribbean it is illegal to touch a greenSea Turtle or its eggs.• Turtle excluder devises are required on all shrimptrawlers in US waters, these allow turtles to escapefrom the nets
  • Works CitedGreen Sea Turtle.Best Wallpaper. Digital Image http://best-wallpaper.net/Green-Sea-Turtle_1600x1200.html Accessed April 30, 2013Green Sea Turtle.Fading Americans.Digitalimage.http://fadingamericans.wordpress.com/featured-animals/green-sea-turtle/Accessed April 30, 2013Green Sea Turtle. NationalGeographic.http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/green-turtle/Accessed April 30, 2013Green Sea Turtle Range. NationalGeographic.Map.http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/green-turtle/Accessed April 30, 2013Green Sea Turtle.The Kids Times.http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/education/kids_times_turtle_green.pdfAccessed April 30, 2013