Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Green Turtle

Green Turtles are found in seas around the world, but only in tropical and sub-tropical waters because as reptiles they need an environment that's not extreme in temperature. As adults they are herbivorous, eating sea grass and algae. But juveniles also eat jellyfish, sponges and even crabs. Their common name actually comes from the colour of their skin, not their shells. Their shell colour is dictated by their environment and diet.

Green Turtle (Chelonia-mydas) resting under a rock.
A Green Turtle rests under a rock (Chelonia-mydas)
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Green Sea Turtle
Green Turtle
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Subclass: Reptilia: Reptiles
Order: Testudines (Turtles)
Family: Cheloniidae (Modern sea turtles)
Genus: Chelonia (Chelonia)
Species: Chelonia mydas
Average Size: 1 metre

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Green Turtle

Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Lapat
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Richelieu Rock
When: Dec 2022
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: The Junk
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Nov 2022

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