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Green turtle

Chelonia mydas


Green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758), are Chelonians - which means they have four legs and a tough shell made of two parts which join at the sides. The green sea turtle's legs are shaped like flippers. Their heads are lizard-like, with a hooked beak and toothless jaw. Adult green sea turtles may grow up to 99 external cm long and weigh 180 external kg.


This picture was taken in the just moment of the liberation after their rehabilitation

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1 Comment

Atul 12 years ago

wow lovely!

Rocha, Uruguay

Spotted on Oct 6, 2010
Submitted on Jul 6, 2012

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