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Green Sea Turtle Essay

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The green sea turtle is a magnificent creature. The green sea turtle swims through the ocean and primarily lives in the ocean. The Green sea turtle is a green large sea turtle. The green sea turtle can live from anywhere from 50 to 80 years. The green sea turtle has many predators. Some of these predators include seagull's hawks and fish in the ocean. The sea turtles can also die when they hatch from their eggs. The Green Sea Turtle has around 45-70 eggs every time they lay eggs. (National geographic turtle eggs Roger Wood) When the turtle lays eggs depends on the animal itself and the conditions it lives in. The sea turtle buries their eggs in the sand on the ...view middle of the document...

The Green Sea Turtle eats seaweed unlike other Sea Turtles who eat crab and other small fish that are in the ocean. (National geographic turtle eggs Roger Wood) The Green Sea Turtle is a Reptilian. They are in the class with snakes and geckos and other lizards of that sort. The Latin name for this animal is Chelonia. The animal is found always in the pacific ocean. The animal has rare interactions with humans. The Green Sea Turtle has bad interactions with humans. When the turtle does have an interaction with humans it tends to bit the body of the human in self-defense. Although turtles do not look harmful there lock-jaws are very dangerous. The turtle uses its jaws and teeth for self-defense against other animals. The turtle also uses its claws for protection. Although when the turtle has just hatched it has no protection from the predators accept to swim as fast as it can from the predator. The small animal gets eaten 90 percent of the time. (http://www.anca.gov.au/envirem/marine/turtman.htm) The Green Sea Turtle has a few extraordinary facts about them. One of the extraordinary facts about the Sea turtle is that it is one of the few animals that can actually have a lock-jaw. The turtle also buries its eggs in the sand by the beach. Green Sea Turtles are one of the two Herbivore Sea Turtles in the world. Only 10 percent of the hatchlings actually make it during the hatching process. A weird fact about the Green Sea Turtle is that sometimes the eggs actually hatch inside the body of the turtle and is born in the ocean. (National geographic turtle eggs Roger Wood)

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