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Green Sea Turtle

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It is named not for the color of its shell, but for the greenish color of its skin.


Green Sea Turtles are found throughout the Atlantic Ocean as far north as Canada in the Western Atlantic and the British Isles in the east. Their southern range extends past the southern tip of Africa in the east and Argentina in the Western Atlantic. The major nesting sites can be found on various islands in the Caribbean, along the eastern shores of the continental United States, the eastern coast of the South American continent, and, most notably, on isolated North Atlantic islands.

Lives at Audubon Aquarium

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