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Green sea turtle

  • SEA LIFE Timmendorfer Strand, Tropical Ocean

About the green sea turtle

  • The green sea turtle is one of the most famous species of sea turtles.
  • Its shell is coloured in different shades of brown with greenish parts, that is where the Green Sea Turtle got its name from.
  • It is found in all tropical and subtropical seas, including the Mediterranean Sea!
  • Because it is traditionally used as an ingredient in turtle soups, it is also called "soup turtle" in some languages.
  • Since 1988, the green sea turtle has been under international protection.
  • Global warming can also have a negative effect on the turtle population, because at higher temperatures more female than male turtles are born.