Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)


The Green Turtle, or Chelonia mydas, is endangered. It’s length is 80-150 cm and they weigh 65-132.2 kg. It is green and has bold streaks and blotches. The under shell remains a yellowish color and the carapace has swirls and irregular patterns. The Green Turtle lives in the ocean biome. A description of this biome is, it is in salt water and has many different biome  kinds of fish. The location of this biome is in the ocean.

The Green Turtle eats meat, sea grass, and algae. It gets it’s food by eating plants and hunting. The Green Turtle does not have a shelter. They use their shell for protection.

Three main reasons why The Green Turtle is endangered are, direct and indirect overexplotation, the disease Fibropapilloma, and habitat loss. My adaption to The Green Turtle is how it adapts to reproduction and predators and other threats. This adaptation helps The Green Turtle better in its environment and may prevent it from becoming extinct because it can use its shell to protect them and they mate on shallow waters. Three ways The Green Turtle is important to its environment are, they are an amazing species and without them we won’t be able to have that amazing thing, they are different then other sea turtles and without them, we won’t have that difference, and they have some kind of unique spark that I can’t explain and without them, we won’t have that spark.

The Green Turtle is endangered because of habitat loss, global warming, and more. My adaptation would help The Green Turtle thrive in its environment by, when it needs to be protected, it can. Three ways I can become actively involved in protecting The Green Turtle and/or other animals that are endangered and threatened are, I can help them as best as I can, I can donate money to help them, and I can do everything I can to keep them alive.

That is some information on Green Turtles. I hope you loved them as much as I did and I hope you will want to save them as much as I do. I hope you liked it. Below is the work cited from where I got the information. Thanks for reading!

Works Cited

Seminoff, J.A. “Chelonia mydas.” The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Web. March 7 2015.

“Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas).” Wildscreen Arkive. Web. 7 March 2015.

“Green Sea Turtle.” National Wildlife Federation. Web. 7 March 2015.

“Ocean Life: Green Sea Turtle- Adaptation.” Science and Technology Focus. Web. 7 March 2015.

Glenn, C.R. “Green Sea Turtle.” Earth’s Endangered Creatures. 2006. Web. 7 March 2015.

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