green turtle

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green turtle:

see sea turtlesea turtle,
name for several species of large marine turtles found in tropical and subtropical oceans. These turtles are modified for life in the ocean by having flipperlike forelimbs without toes and lightweight shells. Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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More than three hundred animal species live in the area of Laguna San Ignacio, including pronghorn antelope, black sea turtles, dolphins, sea lions, and numerous migratory bird species.
Poaching is already a serious problem facing some of the preserve's endangered animals, particularly the pronghorn antelope and black sea turtles.
The PROFEPA officials discovered these violations while on-site to investigate complaints filed against ESSA in respect to a similar toxic brine spill that occurred at Laguna Ojo Liebre in December 1997, which resulted in the deaths of 94 endangered black sea turtles.