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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.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 antelope are poached constantly and the turtles are just hanging on by a thread," Dayton says.
In early January, fishermen in Baja, Mexico reported that nearly 300 endangered Black Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas agassizi) had washed-up dead on the shores of Ojo de Liebre Lagoon since mid-December.