The Green Sea Turtle of Costa Rica

Green sea turtle swimming underwater
The green sea turtle, scientifically known as Chelonia mydas, is a magnificent creature that resides in the coastal waters of Costa Rica. With their striking features and behaviors, they never fail to captivate us.

Big Herbivores of the Ocean

The green sea turtle is the second largest turtle species, following the leatherback. Adults can weigh up to 500 pounds and reach a length of four feet. Males are slightly bigger than females and sport a longer tail. As herbivores, they feast on sea grasses, seaweeds, algae, and various marine plants.
They have a sharp, finely-toothed beak that is perfect for munching on seagrass and scraping algae from surfaces. It's worth noting that juvenile green turtles also indulge in invertebrates like crabs, jellyfish, and sponges.
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