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Green Sea Trurtle

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Green Sea Turtle
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Description
Has greenish/ yellowish skin
Its shell can be brown or olive (depending on its habitat)
Can weigh up to 700 pounds
One of the largest sea turtles
Green Sea turtles are strong swimmers.
Sea turtles cannot retract their legs and head into their shells
Classification
Scientific name: Chelonia mydas
Common name: Green sea turtle
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: chelonlidae or dermochelyidae
Related organisms: other sea trutles
Habitat
Subtropical and tropical ocean waters
Nutrition
Juvenile: Crabs, Jelly Fish, and Sponges
Adult (herbivores): Sea grasses, algae
Threats and Solutions
Threat: Ocean pollution, hunting
People are cleaning beaches, decreasing the amount of beach littering
I think people should start getting finned for throwing trash, and chemicals.
Also,we can reduce the amount of chemicals we use.
Lastly, more people should volunteer to clean beaches!
Role in Ecosystem
They are herbivores when old and omnivores when young
In a green turtle's habitat there is a lot of sea plants like algae, sea cucumber, corals and sponges. But there is also crustaceans, small fish, large fish, jellyfish, killer whales and the great white sharks.

Works Cited
http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Oc-Po/Oceans-Tropical.html
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/green-turtle/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_sea_turtle
http://seaworld.org/animal-info/animal-infobooks/sea-turtles/habitat-and-distribution/
Reproduction
Green sea turtles reproduce every 3-4 years
Their gestation period is 6-10 weeks
Lay 75-200 eggs
Turtles do not take care of their offspring, they lay their legs and go back to the sea
inshore bays, lagoons and shoals with lush sea grass meadows.
Green sea turtles are found in tropical and sub-tropical waters around the world
Green sea turtles undergo long migrations, some as far as 1400 miles
Marine Biome
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