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Green turtle (Chelonia mydas). As hatchlings, green turtles inhabit oceanic areas and have an omnivorous diet with a strong carnivorous tendency. When they shift to coastal neritic habitat, they become primarily herbivores, foraging on algae and seagrass.

Banco de Imagens Projeto TAMAR2008

TAMAR

TAMAR
Mata de São João, Brazil

Green turtles have a small, blunt head. Their beak is coarsley serrated which helps them in tearing marine vegetation, their main food source.

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  • Title: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas). As hatchlings, green turtles inhabit oceanic areas and have an omnivorous diet with a strong carnivorous tendency. When they shift to coastal neritic habitat, they become primarily herbivores, foraging on algae and seagrass.
  • Creator: Banco de Imagens Projeto TAMAR
  • Date Created: 2008
  • Location: Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brasil

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