green turtles

Chelonid mydas

The warmer the sand the more females are born and the colder the sand the more males.

So if it keeps getting hotter from climate change it means there will be no more males to mate with.


The turtles swim in the ocean for 20 years before coming back to the same beach they were born to lay their own eggs.

No one really knows where they go. 


Green turtles have many names like sea green turtle, pacific green turtle, black turtle...

Their shell is actually a black/brown colour. The name actully comes from the green fat found beneath its carapace (shell). 





When they are young the turtles are omnivores.  They eat crabs, jellyfish and worms, but as they mature they become herbivors meaning they eat sea grass and algae.



When the turtles are born they are only 5cm or 2in.


When they grow up they can be up to 1.5 meters weighing up to 300kg!  This makes them the biggest hard shell turtle. 

Check it out   

We love the Octonauts. Heres a movie they made about baby sea turtles.

Can you see the baby turtle that we saw making its way from its egg to the sea?
Fun Facts!

This is me swimming with a green turtle in Madagascar.  They are so calm and friendly here.

By melia


I found this information from World Wildlife Fund,Wikipedia and from our visit to Lady Musgrave Island in the Great Barrier Reef where we saw a baby turtle hatch.

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