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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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Growth rates of immature green turtles, Chelonia mydas, on feeding grounds in the southern Bahamas.
In a modern Chelonia mydas (Michigan State University uncataloged) carapace (midline length of carapace 48 cm, greatest carapacial width 43.
The green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, possesses temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) in which the incubation temperature of the egg (during the approximate middle third of incubation) determines the sex of the hatchling.
Hatching success and nest predation in the green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, at Tortuguero, Costa Rica.
Peninsular Malaysia has historically supported large nesting populations of Chelonia mydas, predominantly in the east coast state of Terengganu (Hendrickson and Alfred 1961; Hendrickson and Balasingham 1966).
A, J Blue mussels Mytilus edulis A, J Variable Bittium Bittium varium A, J, E Slipper limpet Crepidula convexa A, J, E Birds Brant goose Branta bernicla M Canada goose Branta canadensis M Greater scaup Aythya marila M Redhead duck Aythya americana M Great blue heron Ardea herodias A Great egret Casmerodius albus A Reptiles Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempu A, J Loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta A, J Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas A, J
107 M GLUTATHIONE TRANSFERASE ACTIVITY IN 3 SPECIES OF SEA TURTLES, CHELONIA MYDAS AGASSIZII, LEPIDOCHELYS OLIVACEA, AND CARETTA CARETTA, FROM THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENNISULA.
These regulations include Turtle Exclusion Devices (commonly known as TED's) that protect sea turtles (Caretta caretta, Chelonia mydas, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, and Lepidochelys kempii) from being caught in the nets, and Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRD's) that protect finfish.