green turtle

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Synonyms for green turtle

large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup

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"Seagrass consumed by green turtles is quickly digested and becomes available as recycled nutrients to the many species of plants and animals that live in the sea grass ecosystem.
Green turtles migrate long distances between feeding grounds and from the beaches on which they hatched.
In January, alarming results from a recent gender ratio study revealed that 99% of young green turtles from Australia's Northern Great Barrier Reef are female and that male sea turtles are disappearing.
This handout picture taken on June 6, 2018 and released by the Marine and Coastal Resource Research and Development Center on June 11, 2018 shows debris removed by government veterinarians from the stomach of a green turtle, a protected species at the marine center in Chantaburi province.
In the Bahamas, variability in the frequency of mtDNA haplotypes of a green turtle juvenile aggregation was detected over a 12-year period and attributed to increased recruitment (Bjorndal & Bolten, 2008).
As this green turtle population continues to increase, we expect turtle abundance to increase at the edges of their range and new individuals to expand the population range as far as their thermal tolerance will allow.
"After two long and exotic nights of waiting and watching, the expedition was successful in tagging two nesting sea turtles with advanced 'sat/nav' tracking modules and guiding the large green turtles back out to sea," Warner said.
The animal - believed to be a green turtle, one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore among the different species - was found on the shore at Porthmadog in the aftermath of Storm Desmond.
Bahrain's territorial waters host a range of marine turtles of which three are predominant, the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta).
The annual count occurs on a 13-mile (21-km) stretch of beach in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge on Florida's east coast, the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America where 25-35 percent of all nests on the continent are found, according to the refuge website.
The varied activities included informative sessions on endangered green turtle, cleaning of green turtle habitat, the beach; mangrove plantation and other eco-friendly activities.
Keywords: Green turtle Temperature GIS Techniques Satellite Imageries Geographical Factors Temporal Change and Risk Factors.
16 April 2014 - US industrial company Rexnord Corp (NYSE:RXN) said it had purchased wastewater pretreatment solutions provider Green Turtle for an undisclosed amount.