5 Interesting Facts About Green Sea Turtles

This is a green sea turtle minding its own business

This is a green sea turtle minding its own business

I like green sea turtles because they are a really cool animal.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?

Similar species:

Alligator Snapping Turtles

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