Chelonia – Green (Pacific) sea turtle

Largest hard-shelled sea turtle on earth

The green sea turtle is not always green, despite its name. It may even be a combination of hues like brown, olive, gray, or black. Green turtles that are adults eat algae and sea grasses because they are herbivores. However, young green turtles will consume invertebrates like sponges, jellyfish, and crabs.

Like other sea turtles, they travel great distances between their natal beaches and feeding places. These turtles are at risk of extinction and are subject to various human-caused dangers, including pollution, poaching, damage from boat propellers, and entanglement in fishing nets.