Green turtles are a migratory, cosmopolitan species found in shallow tropical and subtropical waters and coastline beaches within 40 degrees north or south of the equator.
Green turtles are a cosmopolitan species found in shallow tropical and subtropical waters as well as coastline beaches. They forage in coastal areas with plentiful algae and sea grass.
Radio tagging nesting females shows that green sea turtles are migratory, and their non-breeding range includes locations from as far north as 40 degrees north to as far south as 40 degrees south. These areas include parts of the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and northern Indian Ocean.
Sources: (Hersh, 2016; Hirth, 1997; Laguex, 1999; North Florida Ecological Services Office, 2017; Seminoff, 2004; Stokes, et al., 2015)
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