The green turtle, along with the loggerhead, ridley, and leatherback, are part of the sea turtle family. They are large marine turtles that have paddle or flipper-like forelimbs. They can grow up to 7ft long and weigh as much as 1,000 lbs.
Among the sea turtles, the green turtle is primarily herbivorous, feeding mainly on sea grasses. They prefer living on warm temperate regions and often make extremely long migrations between feeding and nesting grounds.
Due to hunting, pollution, and habitat loss, the Green turtle is classified as an endangered species.