Green Sea Turtle

A diet of algae and seagrasses gives this turtle (Chelonia mydas) greenish colored fat—and its name. Weighing as much as 500 pounds, the threatened green sea turtle lives its life at sea, with only females coming to shore to lay eggs. See a slideshow with more pictures of beautiful but threatened animals, and meet the seven species of sea turtle.

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Submitted by ThatGuy (not verified) on

Fantastic photo
Thanks to the photographer and the author of that informative caption

Submitted by mackenzie (not verified) on

love them