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  • 1. By MN By: Maggie Nardelli
  • 2. What does the Green Sea Turtle look like?
  • 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. Where does the Green Sea Turtle live?
  • 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. Who are they related to ?
  • 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. Are they endangered or threatened? What is making them endangered?
  • 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. How are they being helped?
  • 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. What can I do?
  • 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. 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. 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