I like green sea turtles because they are a really cool animal.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- They are the biggest hard-shelled sea turtle in the world, starting at just 5 cm as cute little babies and growing to up to 1.5 metres long. The females are generally bigger than the males.
- People often think of turtles as being slow, but not these guys. They are very fast swimmers, reaching speeds up to 56 kph when they catch a fast sea current.
- Their diet changes as they get older. Young green sea turtles eat mostly crabs and jellyfish, but when they get older, they eat more sea grass and algae.
- Female turtles only go onto land to lay eggs and they often return to the same beach on which they were born. They lay up to 200 eggs at a time.
- Despite having a wide range and being found in the warmer waters of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans, they are considered to be endangered.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about green sea turtles?