Green Sea Turtle Coloring coloring page
Green sea Turtle coloring page
named for the color of their skin not for their shell, which could be
olive or brown.
There are two types of green turtles, Atlantic green turtle,
normally found off the shores of Europe and North America, and
the Eastern Pacific green turtle, which has been found in coastal
waters from Alaska to Chile.
Green sea turtle is listed as endangered by the IUCN and CITES
and is protected from exploitation in most countries. It is illegal to
collect, harm or kill them.
Green turtles are among the largest sea turtles in the world,
Weighing up to 700 pounds (317.5 kilograms).
Green sea turtles move across three habitat types, depending on
their life stage. They lay eggs on beaches.
Turtles can rest or sleep underwater for several hours at a time,
but submergence time is much shorter while diving for food or to
Unlike most sea turtles, adult green turtles are herbivorous (plant
eaters), feeding on sea grasses and algae.
Human action presents both intentional and unintentional threats
to the species' survival.
Average life span in the wild:Over 80 years
Size:Up to 5 ft (1.5 m)
Weight:Up to 700 lbs (317.5 kg)