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Green Sea Turtle

(Chelonia mydas)

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A medium to large seaturtle with black, gray, greenish, or brown heart-shaped back, often with bold spots or streaks; yellowish white underneath; males' front legs each have one large, curved claw; name refers to greenish bodyfat; to 1.5m (5ft). (Tortuga Verde, Tortuga Blanca).


Caribbean and Pacific coasts; feeds in shallow ocean water, lays eggs on beaches. Note: This species listed as endangered.

Found in the following Parks:

Cahuita National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Costa Rica