Also known as Atlantic Green Turtle, Barrier Reef Green Sea Turtle, Black Sea Turtle, Edible Turtle, Giant Sea Turtle, Green Sea Turtle, Pacific Green Turtle.
Found over rock, sand and seagrass beds of shallow reefs rich in seagrass, also out in deeper waters of the ocean.
They feed on seagrass.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 0-200m
The Green Turtle is an endangered species.
The turtle lives a part of its life in the open ocean, it is most often encountered in shallow lagoons and coral reefs where it feeds on sea sponges. Some of the sponges eaten are known to be highly toxic and lethal when eaten by other organisms. In addition, the sponges that green turtles eat are usually those with high silica content, making the turtles one of few animals capable of eating siliceous organisms. They also feed on other invertebrates, such as comb jellies and jellyfish.
They can live for more than 50 years. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_sea_turtle