Green Sea Turtle. By Ashley Brant and Adria Tuck. Scientific Name: Chelonia mydas Class: Reptilia Order: Chelonia Family: Chelondae. Length: 5 feet (1.5 m) Weight: 850 Ibs. (375 kg) The sea turtle is a reptile that swims very deep into the ocean.
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By Ashley Brant and Adria Tuck
The sea turtle is a reptile that swims very deep into the ocean.
Sea turtles must go to the surface frequently for air.
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas; local name: turtuga blanku). Olive
brown shell, often streaked. Underside pale, carapace smooth,
Adults 95-125 cm shell length, feeds on sea grasses.
They are becoming depleted because of their eggs and
meat, as well as destruction of their ancient birthing
beaches. Only man, it seems has the will to destroy an
when mammals were just beginning to roam the earth.
Today they are in danger of extinction, because of the
lose of their birthing beaches.
have damaged the population of sea turtles because they are
hunted for meat, shells and their eggs. The green sea turtle
uses its fins like a bird to move through the ocean.
Ocean pollution is the biggest problem facing turtles and all
life in our oceans today.