Green Turtle

The soft-shelled, white eggs of green turtles take 30-90 days to incubate, taking longer in wet seasons.

Female green turtles lay white, soft-shelled eggs that measure 35-58 millimeters in diameter. One female can lay 1-9 clutches in a single nesting season, but tends to average around 3. Each of these clutches can include 75-200 eggs.

Incubation takes 30-90 days, depending on whether or not it is the wet or dry season. Incubation typically takes longer in the wet season.

Sources: (Ernst & Barbour, 1992; Hersh, 2016; Hirth, 1997; Laguex, 1999; North Florida Ecological Services Office, 2017)
Image: Jeremy Bishop


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