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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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The extensive Cuban archipelago contains a wide variety of habitats suitable for the development, foraging and reproduction of different species of marine turtles (Moncada & Nodarse, 1983), among them, the green turtle Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758).
Evidence of passive migration of green turtle hatchlings in Sargassum.
Segun otro documento del RPP, la residencia esta en la seccion Green Turtle Village, en un recodo de Green Turtle Road.
Ra's Al Hadd peninsula is of great importance for its turtle nesting branches, which attract the largest number of green turtle nesting in Oman.
These aren't here to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, but to watch green turtles lumbering up the shore to lay their eggs at night.
Oman's coast is also frequented by loggerhead, hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles, but the green turtle species is the only one that nests in such large numbers and frequency.
The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is a large marine turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae, class Reptilia.
The main ingredient in green turtle soup, this species is now listed as endangered.
The green turtle was chosen as the mascot to highlight the dwindling numbers of the species in the world.
Our study looked at the nesting success of the green turtle with varying canopy coverage on Heron Island in January 2010.
Its colourful tropical ocean tank takes on a new complexion this year with the arrival of a spectacular green turtle.
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.