|Green Sea Turtle|
|Type of Animal:||Turtle|
|Length:||2 m / 7 ft|
|What it looks like:||A green turtle with fins|
|Location:||Various coral reefs|
|Forms:||Adult, young, eggs (EO2 cutscenes only)|
The Green Sea Turtle is the most popular species of sea turtle.
"It has a carapace made up of a central line of five hardened scales with four more on either side, and its legs are shaped like fins with the forward pair longer than the rear.
Unlike land-based turtles, it is unable to draw its head and limbs into its shell."
Turtles and Humans
This turtle is very well known in certain parts of the world and is sometimes caught for food, but its numbers are dwindling and it is at risk of extinction. There are many causes for this, most of them are related to human activity.
Turtles are caught for food or taxidermy or killed as bycatch, there are fewer spawning sites due to levees, eggs are illegally harvested and turtles killed after eating polluted food. They are also affected by a disease known as fibropapillomatosis.
One can be seen at the Wild Channel, swimming with a North Atlantic Right Whale, among other places.
These float solitarily, or in small, loose groups.
- These can be found day and night in both games.
- Crush, a character in the Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo, is a green sea turtle.