Meet the Green Sea Turtle – one of the largest sea turtle species at 5 feet, and weighing up to 700 pounds!
Green Sea Turtles can be found in tropical and subtropical coasts around the world. They mostly eat sea grass and algae, and are the only sea turtle that is strictly herbivorous.
They are also one of the few turtle species to leave the water outside of nesting times. They can occasionally be seen sunbathing on the shore!
The greatest threats to Green Sea Turtles include commercial harvesting of their eggs and meat, accidental by-catch in fishing gear, habitat loss, and marine pollution.
Take action to protect the Green Sea Turtle. Support regulations and organizations that promote safer fishing practices, keep marine habitats clean, and reduce plastic pollution.