|Common Name||Green Turtle|
|Scientific Name||Chelonia mydas|
|Alternate Names||Black Sea Turtle, Green Sea Turtle, Pacific Green Turtle|
|Endangered||Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America||Diurnal||Solitary||Omnivore|
|331-871 lbs.||27-80 yrs.|
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 by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.