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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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Two species of marine turtles nest on the Karachi coast the green turtle (chelonia mydas) and the Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
Some green turtles - those dying and washing up on the beach adjacent to the Gulf of Ulloa - are also spending many years in this high-risk area, not using nearshore lagoons the way other green turtles would," Turner Tomaszewicz said.
Environmentalists from the EPAA and EWS-WWF attached a satellite transmitter to one juvenile Green Turtle to track its movements for the next six months and also took tissue samples from Green Turtles for a genetic study.
As the gender of green turtles is determined by temperature, the hotter weather caused by climate change induces warmer incubations of eggs, and that has led to a greater number of female hatchlings.
Further results of the tagging showed that the green turtles in this study utilised the shallow coastal waters between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where they washed ashore before being rescued.
2017) determined that the southernmost foraging aggregation of green turtles -found in the waters off the coast of Chile-were from the Galapagos nesting rookery.
Adult green turtles use these types of coastal habitats to forage, while juveniles use them for up to 20 years where they feed on various species of algae, eelgrasses, and invertebrates until they reach maturity at approximately 30 years of age (Musick and Limpus 1997, Seminoff et al.
After two long and exotic nights of waiting and watching, the expedition was successful in tagging two nesting sea turtles with advanced 'sat/nav' tracking modules and guiding the large green turtles back out to sea," Warner said.
KUWAIT, Nov 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Scientific Center affiliated to Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has recently released three green turtles and a hawksbill turtle into the sea, putting the animals back in their natural habitat in the Kuwait waters.
Because green turtles are harvested for their meat, they have become endangered.
Except green turtles, other species have rare occurrence nesting in Pakistan.
Abstract: Hawkes Bay site is one of the major favorable nesting sites for green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Pakistan.