Form & Function
This is the largest hard-shelled sea turtle with adults averaging 3 to 4 feet long. These turtles must navigate long migrations between their feeding and breeding grounds. Young sea turtles must make their way to the ocean after hatching and do so by orienting to the brightest horizon. This is typically towards the moon and ocean, but beachside development and light pollution can disorient hatchlings.
Conservation & YOu
Endangered (IUCN). They are threatened by bycatch, habitat loss, hunting, harvesting of eggs, and pollution. You can help green sea turtles by supporting habitat protection and companies that fish responsibly.