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Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas

Type: Marine Life | Status: Endangered | Nativeness: Native


Large, highly migratory marine reptile up to 1.5 metres in length and 300 kg in weight. Migrates from coastal feeding areas along the Brazilian continental shelf to nest on Ascension Island’s sandy beaches. Adults are predominantly herbivorous with a diet composed largely of seaweed and seagrass.

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