ENDANGERED SPECIES WEEK
Day two of Endangered Species Week takes us to the Caribbean to meet a large swimming reptile. We’ve met these turtles before, but are happy to go and find them again! Let’s hop aboard the E & E boat and grab our snorkeling gear to meet today’s endangered species.
MEET THE GREEN SEA TURTLE!
Diet: Herbivore: sea grass, roots, jellies
Length/Weight: 3 ¼-4 ft/145-600 lbs
Conservation Status: endangered
- Green Sea Turtles have a smooth carapace.
- The carapace (top shell) is a brown-olive color.
- Green sea turtles have small heads.
- Green sea turtles have strong flippers.
- They are the only sea turtle that can be seen occasionally sunbathing on the beach.
- Green sea turtles lay eggs on the beach.
Green sea turtles are beautiful reptiles. They have been on the planet for about 65 million years and we sure hope they stick around. One great way to help sea turtles is pick up your trash! Turtles often mistake trash for food. If we make sure our oceans our clean, then the turtles only have their food to eat!