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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_sea_turtle

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. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic ...

conserveturtles.org/information-sea-turtles-green-sea-turtle

(In some areas, the Pacific green turtle is also called the black sea turtle.) Scientific Name: Chelonia mydas. Description: They are easily distinguished from other sea turtles because they have a single pair of prefrontal scales (scales in front of its eyes), rather than two pairs as found on other sea turtles. Head is small and ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/g/green-sea-turtle

It is named not for the color of its shell, which is normally brown or olive depending on its habitat, but for the greenish color of its skin. There are two types of green turtles—scientists are currently debating whether they are subspecies or separate species—including the Atlantic green turtle, normally found off the shores of ...

www.worldwildlife.org/species/green-turtle

Learn about the green sea turtle, as well as the threats this species faces, what WWF is doing to protect its future, and how you can help.

www.natgeokids.com/au/discover/animals/sea-life/green-sea-turtle-facts

Green sea turtle facts for kids: learn all about these top turtles, with facts about the green sea turtle's habitat, behaviour, characteristics and diet.

www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Reptiles/Sea-Turtles/Green-Sea-Turtle

Green Sea Turtle. Chelonia mydas. Status: Endangered. Classification: Reptile. Description. A green sea turtle is most easily recognized by its top shell. The shell covers most of the animal's body, except for its flippers and head. Despite its name, a green sea turtle's shell is not always green. The smooth, heart-shaped shell ...

www.fws.gov/northflorida/seaturtles/turtle%20factsheets/green-sea-turtle.htm

Additional details and information available on NOAA Fisheries site at http://www. nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/green.html. DESCRIPTION: The green sea turtle grows to a maximum size of about 4 feet and a weight of 440 pounds. It has a heart-shaped shell, small head, and single-clawed flippers. Color is variable.

www.aqua.org/explore/animals/green-sea-turtle

The green sea turtle gets its name not from the color of its shell (which is typically brown, gray, black and yellow) but from the greenish shade of its fat. A serrated beak helps these herbivores tear through vegetation. Their shells, which are lighter and more hydrodynamic than those of terrestrial turtles, allow them to glide  ...

www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/green.html

Apr 6, 2016 ... Green turtles are the largest of all the hard-shelled sea turtles, but have a comparatively small head. Adult green turtles are unique among sea turtles in that they eat only plants; they are herbivorous, feeding primarily on seagrasses and algae. This diet is thought to give them greenish-colored fat, from ...