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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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Procedures to attach a satellite transmitter to the carapace of an adult green turtle, Chelonia mydas.
In the original species list of the BCMP, three marine turtles were included: Caretta caretta (loggerhead sea turtle), Chelonia mydas (green turtle), and Eretmochelys imbricata (hawksbill sea turtle), all of which are from the Cheloniidae family (INE, 2000).
Estrategia reproductiva de la tortuga verde, Chelonia mydas, (Testudines, Cheloniidae) y su impacto en la estructura genetica de areas de anidacion del occidente del archipielago cubano.
Growth rates of immature green turtles, Chelonia mydas, on feeding grounds in the southern Bahamas.
This study increases to 57 the herpetofaunistic species for this municipality, with eight new records: Crocodylus moreletti, Tantilla atriceps, Chelonia mydas, Lepidochelys kempii, Kinosternon scorpioides, Trachemys venusta, Terrapene carolina and Gopherus berlandieri.
Preference for light of short wave lengths in hatchling green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas, tested on their natural nesting beaches.
A tartaruga verde, Chelonia mydas, e a tartaruga de pente, Eretmochelys imbricata, sao consideradas em perigo de extincao e em perigo critico de extincao, respectivamente (IUCN, 2007).
De estas especies, cinco usan el mar peruano en sus movimientos migratorios, como areas de forrajeo y posiblemente como habitat de desarrollo de individuos jovenes, y son: la tortuga laud o tortuga dorso de cuero Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761), tortuga verde Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758), tortuga golfina o tortuga pico de loro Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829), tortuga carey Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766) y tortuga cabezona Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hays-Brown & Brown 1982).
Heron Island, Australia is a major nesting ground for several sea turtle species, including Chelonia mydas, the green sea turtles.