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The only non-human predator large enough to endanger an adult green sea turtle is the shark. However, hatchlings are vulnerable to crabs, seagulls, sharks, fish and mammals. Despite being endangered, green sea turtles ar... More »

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Green sea turtles are the only sea turtles that are herbivorous in adulthood. Young green sea turtles are mainly carnivorous and eat invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish and crabs. However, they gradually shift to an... More »

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The Sea Turtle Conservancy estimates that there are 85,000 to 90,000 nesting female green sea turtles worldwide. The population of males and immature females is not known. More »

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An adult green sea turtle can weigh as much as 300 to 350 pounds, and the leatherback sea turtle can grow up to 1,500 pounds. Green sea turtles are huge animals that can grow as large as 3 to 4 feet in length, while leat... More »

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Green sea turtles are the only sea turtles that are herbivorous in adulthood. Young green sea turtles are mainly carnivorous and eat invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish and crabs. However, they gradually shift to an... More »

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The average life span of green sea turtles in the wild is more than 80 years. It takes anywhere from 20 to 50 years for the marine animals to reach sexual maturity. More »

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As of 2015, the Kemp's ridley sea turtle is the most endangered with only around 1,000 nesting females left. Accurate population data does not exist for loggerheads, hawkbills, flatbacks, olive ridleys, green sea turtles... More »

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