Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia Mydas)

Common name: Green sea turtle
Latin name: Chelonia mydas
In other languages: D: Suppenschildkrite
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Chelonia

Life Span: 40 to 50 years.

Diet: The young ones tend to be more carnivore, while adults live vegetarian, primarily living off seaweed and algae.

Frequently caught in nets of fishermen intended for other catch and left to die. In Asia and China it is still considered a delicacy.

Mythology & Fable: It was featured as cryptical creature in Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Protected under EU law and Gibraltar's Nature Protection Ordinance