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Green turtle. This species has a small and blunt head with a finely serrated beak, which helps them in tearing algae and sea grasses, their main food source.

Banco de Imagens Projeto TAMAR2013

TAMAR

TAMAR
Mata de São João, Brazil

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.

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  • Title: Green turtle. This species has a small and blunt head with a finely serrated beak, which helps them in tearing algae and sea grasses, their main food source.
  • Creator: Banco de Imagens Projeto TAMAR
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Location: Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brasil

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