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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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The Philippines' Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) said green sea turtles provide valuable contribution to the ecosystem.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has declared all marine turtle species as endangered and Turtle Islands as the only major nesting ground for green sea turtles in Southeast Asia.
Agents say Leger admitted to cleaning two green sea turtles for meat.
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Bones from green sea turtles hold clues about how conservationists can prevent the endangered marine animals from spiraling into extinction.
AUSTRALIA -- Students from Cape York and Torres Strait, both on the northeastern tip of Australia, are learning about the adverse impact of rising sea levels by monitoring a pair of green sea turtles. The nesting ground of the two turtles--named Mertle and Tokolou by the students--is located on Raine Island at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.
Green Sea Turtles, which are common in the waters surrounding Bahrain, are classified as endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and are listed as rare and endangered under Annex I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Almost hidden in the shadow of the London Eye, the aquarium includes everything from red-bellied piranhas and Cuban crocodiles to green sea turtles, poison dart frogs and jellyfish, so there's plenty to keep kids amused.
The beaches of the Southeast, especially the east coast of Florida, serve as vital nesting grounds green sea turtles in Atlantic, as well as other turtle species like the loggerhead.
The most studied of these parasites, Caryospora cheloniae, causes large scale problems in breeding and contributed significantly to mortality rates in mariculture-reared green sea turtles. This helpful guide includes both line drawings and photomicrographs of each parasite to aide in identification and includes summaries and evaluations on all known scientific publications regarding the parasite.