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Sea Turtle { BACK TO SEA FRIENDZ }

Green Sea Turtles existed long before humans and even roamed the Earth with the Dinosaurs! Still, our old Salty Friendz are endangered and are continually be hunted for their eggs and meat! They are named for the color of their skin, which is a distinct green color. Green turtles are one of the only species of turtle that cannot pull their head back into their shell, so they aren’t very good at hide-and-seek! You can help Green Turtles by respecting the boundaries of their nests (which are often taped off at the beach).

  • Green Sea Turtles dig in the dark because they only lay eggs at night.
  • They lay hundreds of eggs at one time.
  • Green Turtles grow to be the largest of all hard shell turtles.
  • They can hold their breath under water for hours at time.
  • Baby turtles follow the light of the moon to get back to ocean once they have hatched.

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