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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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.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 BMB, an agency under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said: "Green turtles graze on seagrasses and algae, which maintains the sea grass beds and makes them more productive [much like mowing the lawn to keep it healthy]."
Green turtles, Cheionia mydas, are an endangered species, and one of the largest sea turtles, weighing in at as much as 400 pounds in adulthood.
Sea turtles or green turtles are facing a gender crisis as most of the surviving turtles now are females, which threaten the life of those turtles and put them on the map of species that are under the threat of extinction.
The Sultanate has shouldered this responsibility as the most important place among the countries of the region for nesting sea turtles, particularly the Loggerhead Turtle, the Green Turtle, and the Hawksbill Turtle.
The green turtle, a protected species, suffered a similar fate after washing up on a beach in the eastern province of Chanthaburi on June 4, Weerapong Laovechprasit, a veterinarian at the Eastern Marine and Coastal Resource Research and Development Centre, told AFP.
Green turtles nest on the sandy shore along Pakistan coast.
The first green turtle was discovered in poor condition at the Khalifa Bin Salman Park, Hidd five months ago.
NICE TO SEA YOU From left, Fiji reef, puffin and green turtle
The green turtle Chelonia mydas immediately after hatching at the beach, reaches the ocean and begins an oceanic period coupled with pelagic habitat and epipelagic feeding (Heppel et al., 2002), which may last 3-5 years in the Greater Caribbean (Reich et al., 2007).
Specifically, the east Pacific green sea turtle (hereafter referred to as green turtle) population has shown signs of recovery through an increase in nesting females in Michoacan, Mexico (largest nesting aggregation in the population), likely a result of nesting beach protection in 1979 in Mexico coupled with a reduction in poaching in foraging areas (Seminoff et al.
Esperanza crawled down the rocky beach, and before she splashed into the sea, a second green turtle was spotted nesting 50 yards away.