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
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.
The red is where the Green Sea Turtle migrates to and from
Who is the Family of the Green Sea
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
Are they endangered or threatened? What is making them
Status and Threats
The Green Sea Turtle is an
endangered species. It is
the only endangered sea
turtle; the rest of them are
Listed on July 28, 1978
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
goes through the turtles.
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
They have special ways of feeding the sick and injured
turtles with out hurting them
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
Why is The Green Sea Turtle
The Green Sea Turtle is endangered because of
the reasons listed below:
Loss of habitat
Fishing nets and lines
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
The Green Sea Turtle is a neat freak; they have turtle
washes where fish eat all of the barnacles and algae of