The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea
) turtle, or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae.
The green turtle is a large, weighty sea turtle with a wide, smooth carapace, or
shell. It inhabits tropical and subtropical coastal waters around the world and has
Read information about green sea turtles including their diet, nesting habits,
natural habitats, population estimates and more.
Did you know green sea turtles can hold their breath for hours at a time? Learn
more green sea turtle facts at Animal Fact Guide!
Green sea turtles can stay under water for as long as five hours even though the
length of a feeding dive is usually five minutes or less. Their heart rate slows to ...
The Kid's Times: Green Sea Turtle. Sea turtles are graceful saltwater reptiles, well
adapted to life in their marine world. With streamlined bodies and flipper-like.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's North Florida Field Office factsheet providing
details on the Green sea turtle biology, ecology, protected status and suggested ...
Green turtles exhibit particularly slow growth rates, and age to maturity for the
species appears to be the longest of any sea turtle (Hirth 1997). As a result, this ...
Apr 6, 2016 ... Adult green turtles are unique among sea turtles in that they eat only plants; they
are herbivorous, feeding primarily on seagrasses and algae.
Despite an overall declining trend globally, green turtle population growth rates
are variable among nesting populations and regions. The Hawaiian green turtle ...