green turtle


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  • noun

Synonyms for green turtle

large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup

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The only vegetarian sea turtles, green turtles eat primarily sea grass, which accounts for their color and their name.
Reproductive homing and internesting behavior of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean.
Most of the nesters are Green Turtles along the 45 'km stretch of coast from Ra's al Hadd to Ra's arRuwais, considered as one of the significant areas for turtle nesting in the country.
These aren't here to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, but to watch green turtles lumbering up the shore to lay their eggs at night.
Oman's coast is also frequented by loggerhead, hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles, but the green turtle species is the only one that nests in such large numbers and frequency.
The main ingredient in green turtle soup, this species is now listed as endangered.
The green turtle was chosen as the mascot to highlight the dwindling numbers of the species in the world.
Before we started our project, we knew that turtles travel for long long distances - and that's maybe for other species like green turtle or leatherback.
Threatened marine reptiles including the green turtle, the loggerhead turtle, and the world's largest marine turtle--the leatherback--all swim in these waters.
Its colourful tropical ocean tank takes on a new complexion this year with the arrival of a spectacular green turtle.
Summary: DUBAI u Jade, an endangered green turtle, was discovered floating on the surface of the water off Jebel Ali in February, weak and suffering an infection.
According to a friend of mine who was at the Green Turtle Club for the June 6 Lionfish Derby, a one day tournament, 24 boats participated, each with four anglers.
The eggs of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and other sea turtle species are a popular food in areas such as Peninsular Malaysia--so popular, in fact, that nesting populations in the region have declined by more than 80% since the 1950s, largely because of their eggs being collected for human consumption.
The astronauts established an informal incentive program among themselves, which they referred to as "Operation Green Turtle.
Three years ago however, a green turtle was brought to the Burj Al Arab Aquarium with severe damage to its head - something had smashed it or it had collided with a boat.