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Green Sea Turtles MN

  1. 1. By MN By: Maggie Nardelli
  2. 2. What does the Green Sea Turtle look like?
  3. 3. Description  The green sea turtle has a brownish yellowish greenish shell with amazing designs  They have olive brown skin  They can weigh up to 450 pounds  Adults can grow up to 5 and a half feet  The approximate size of a female Green Sea Turtle nesting in Florida is about 3.3 feet  Each flipper has one and only one claw on it
  4. 4. Where does the Green Sea Turtle live?
  5. 5. • • • • Habitat and Range The green Sea Turtle has three habitats The high-energy oceanic beaches, for laying the eggs Shallow waters for feeding And when they live farther from shore, they like to stay near coral reefs, beds of sea grass. • The green Sea Turtle migrates to warmer water, like Mexico and Florida, or even New York waters! • They live in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea. o The red is where the Green Sea Turtle migrates to and from
  6. 6. Who are they related to ?
  7. 7. Who is the Family of the Green Sea Turtle? The green sea turtle is part of the Cheloniidae family. Cheloniidae means Hard-shelled Sea Turtle. some of the relatives of The Green Sea Turtle are:  The Logger Head Sea Turtle  Kemps ridley Sea Turtle  Olive ridley Sea Turtle  The Hawksbill Sea Turtle  The Flat Back Sea Turtle  The Leather Back Sea Turtle
  8. 8. Are they endangered or threatened? What is making them endangered?
  9. 9. Status and Threats Status  The Green Sea Turtle is an endangered species. It is the only endangered sea turtle; the rest of them are threatened.  Listed on July 28, 1978 Threats  One of the major threats of the green sea turtle is the loss and disturbance of their habitat.  They can also get caught in fishing nets and lines.  There is also a disease of Fibropapillomtasis that goes through the turtles.
  10. 10. How are they being helped?
  11. 11. Recovery  Many people are working to help by rescuing the turtles from fishing lines and nets.  They are studding the diseases that the Green sea Turtle has been know for having, like Fibropapillomtasis  They have special ways of feeding the sick and injured turtles with out hurting them
  12. 12. What can I do?
  13. 13. What Can You Do To Help?  All you need to do to help is to avoid going near and stepping on the Green Sea Turtles nesting beaches.  You can also try to volunteer at your local Coast Guard services, or at your local aquarium  Don’t use fishing boats, or any kind of boat in the areas that the Green Sea Turtle swims.  Don’t ignore the signs that say This is an area that the Green Sea Turtle Nests
  14. 14. Why is The Green Sea Turtle Endangered? The Green Sea Turtle is endangered because of the reasons listed below:  Loss of habitat  Diseases  Fishing nets and lines
  15. 15. Fun Facts  The Green Sea Turtle can hold its breath for 5 hours, during that time, they slow their heart beat to once every 9 minutes.  Sea turtles have been on Earth for over 100 million years.  The Green Sea Turtle is a neat freak; they have turtle washes where fish eat all of the barnacles and algae of their backs