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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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This means that the baby green turtles were doing the same sorts of things as baby loggerheads, in the same sorts of places.
Summary: DUBAI u Jade, an endangered green turtle, was discovered floating on the surface of the water off Jebel Ali in February, weak and suffering an infection.
These particular Eastern Pacific green turtles are super-sized, some bettering 550 lbs.
BCSR fisheries studies head and programme co-ordinator Dr Ebrahim Abdulqader said Green turtles were usually found dead on Bahrain's shores because of shrimp trawl nets.
Within the quarantine area of the hotel, our first encounter was with two gigantic green turtles, called 106 and 150 - names that actually relate to the number of kilogrammes they each weigh in at.
Other highlights of a 16-day tour, costing pounds 8,290, include a dinghy ride in the shallow turquoise water of the Galapagos, snorkelling with friendly sea lions, penguins, green turtles and tropical fish and a bird island visit.
Bennett and Keuper-Bennett are sports divers who have watched Hawaiian green turtles in Maui since 1988 and pioneered observation and awareness efforts about them.
The ecology and movements of adult green turtles are reasonably well understood, largely due to decades of nesting beach monitoring by a network of researchers and volunteers.
The armoured giants of the reptile kingdom, including giant tortoises, green turtles, crocodiles and caimans.
Here visitors can experience the unique sensation of floating in the middle of the ocean while sharks, colourful tropical reef fish and green turtles swim overhead, alongside and even beneath their feet.
Main target species are Loggerheads and Green turtles in Baja, Leatherbacks, Olive Ridley and Green in Costa Rica and Leatherbacks in Trinidad.
Cook's opinions: The green turtles are the "finest" in the world; the native people have pleasant voices, their beards are "disagreeable," they are happier than Europeans, they don't desire grand houses, they are not warlike, they are fearful ["timorous"] and "inoffensive.