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Green sea turtle

Scientific name: Chelonia mydas

Size: The carapace measures from 27 to 40 inches for males, up to 55 inches for females

Color: Brownish or greenish

Distinguishing feature: The muzzle is rounded and two scales are present between the two eyes, separated by a vertical line. The outer edge of the carapace is rather smooth.

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, Thailand, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

Green sea turtle of Maldives

Green sea turtle

Scientific name: Chelonia mydas

Size: The carapace measures from 27 to 40 inches for males, up to 55 inches for females

Color: Brownish or greenish

Distinguishing feature: The muzzle is rounded and two scales are present between the two eyes, separated by a vertical line. The outer edge of the carapace is rather smooth.

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, Thailand, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

In detail

The green turtle is firstly carnivorous (invertebrates, jellyfish and fish eggs) and becomes herbivorous as it grows.

She reaches sexual maturity between the ages of 18 and 30.

For the laying, she is able to travel 1250 miles to reach the place where she was born. For this purpose, she uses magnetic fields to create a magnetic map to locate in the oceans. She also uses the currents to complete this orientation.

Our pictures of green sea turtle

The different species of Turtles we have seen

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