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Green Sea Turtle

SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium is home to the first green sea turtle in the state.

Adult Green Sea Turtles are completely herbivorous, apart from when they are young and will occasionally eat small fish and Jellyfish. As adults, they usually feed on sea grasses and algae, which has the effect of turning their body fat green. Hence their name!

Unlike fish, turtles have to breathe air and are often seen in the wild coming to the surface so that they can take in a lungful of air. This, unfortunately, makes them vulnerable to boat strikes.

The Green Sea Turtle may be found in subtropical and tropical seas of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the turtle is that the females will travel thousands of miles across the oceans to lay their eggs on the same beach that they were born on.


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