The green sea turtle drinks ocean water. Glands near its eyes let it get rid of the extra salt.

To learn more about this specimen, please visit our Institute for Biodiversity Science & Sustainability, navigate to the relevant Research Collection, and search using the Catalog Number listed here.


  • Title: Green sea turtle
  • Creator: California Academy of Sciences
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Location Created: California Academy of Sciences
  • Subject Keywords: turtle, green-sea-turtle, chelonia-mydas
  • Collection: Herpetology

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