|Scientific Name||Chelonia mydas|
|Alternate Name||Black Sea Turtle, Green Sea Turtle, Pacific Green Turtle|
|Collective Name||Bale, Dole, Nest, Turn|
|Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America||Marine Neritic, Marine Oceanic, Marine Intertidal, Marine Coastal/Supratidal|
|99-153 cm.||39-60 in.|
|150-395 kg.||331-871 lb.||27-80 yr.||35.5-49.5 yr. (Generation)|
The green turtle (Chelonia mydas,) is the second largest overall species of all sea turtles. As a cosmopolitan species, these marine turtles are found in shallow tropical and subtropical waters near the Earth’s equator. They are migratory and will travel great lengths in order to return to the beach upon which they hatched and lay the next generation of eggs. The green sea turtle is listed as an “Endangered” species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.