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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 (Chelonia Mydas) Green Sea Turtle Habitat Physical Appearence Mexico USA 3.3 Feet 300-350 Pounds Class: Reptile Smooth Carapace Four paires of lateral scutes Unique Characteristics Characteristics Dark Greenish Brown, Olive Brown Nuchal scute doesn't touch first costal scute. Inframarginal Scutes don't have pores One pair of elongated prefrontal scales between their eyes Each Flipper Has A Single Claw And The Carapace Is Oval-Shaped And Depressed Male Turtles Female Turtles -Dont leave the water (except to mate) Live in the waters of Mexico and Florida -Live in subtropical and tropical waters -Lives near beaches Diet/Role -Herbivore -Prey --Eaten By: foxes, weasels, cats, dogs, raccoons and sharks -Diuornal Sea Grasses & Algae -Green sea turtles play important roles in it's habitat because if green sea turtle disappeared many animals would not have food -Longer Tails -Produce Hatchlings -If the Green Sea Turtle disappeared there would be a growth of sea grasses and algae -Green Sea Turtles return to the same beach when ready to nest (Might Travel Thousand Of Miles To Get There) -Habitat loss -US hold Refuge habitats Green Sea Turtles Foxes, Weasels, Cats, Dogs, Raccoons, Sharks Food Chain Behavior and Reproduction -Gestation: 2 Months -110-115 A Clutch Season (Not All Live) Every 3-4 Years Offsprings Produced/How Often Produced? -Location: Tropical & Subtropical Places (Live in shallow water & burry eggs in the sand) -Just the mother cares for offsprings -Breeding Season: 12-14 days -Occurs every 2-4 years Why Is Green Sea Turtles Endangered -Get caught in fisherman's nests -Disease (fibropapillomatosis) -Light Polluton -Fisherman kill them for meat & eggs What Is Being Done? -Ongoing managment activities that support the turtles -Monoriting their beaches where they nest -Stop people from selling turtle shells for profit My Idea's "Two common remoras (Remora remora) cling to this green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) and feed on..." Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution. Ed. Michael Hutchins. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Science in Context. Web. 13 Nov. 2014. Sources "Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)." Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America. Ed. Walton Beacham, Frank V. Castronova, and Suzanne Sessine. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Science in Context. Web. 16 Nov. 2014. "Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)." Gale Science in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Science in Context. Web. 16 Nov. 2014. "Green Turtles, Green Turtle Pictures, Green Turtle Facts - National Geographic." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. "Information About Sea Turtles: General Behavior." N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. -Larger Than Females -Live in shallow water
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