HABITAT All ocean waters, from shallow sea grass beds of the
Indian Ocean to colorful reefs of… the Coral Triangle to sandy
beaches of the Eastern Pacific
DIET Green turtles are herbivores. They primarily eat sea grasses
THREATS Human activities, including poaching, habitat
destruction, and accidental capture in fishing gear
INTERESTING FACTS The green turtle is one of the largest sea
turtles and the only herbivore among the different species. Gree n
turtles are in fact named for the greenish color of their cartilage
and fat, not of their shells. Show More
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