Green sea turtles from Indonesia

• Green sea turtles from Indonesia

Green sea turtles, they are the same soup - it is the largest of all species of sea turtles. The length of the shell ranges from 70 to 150 cm and a body weight - about 200 kg. But there are also giants weighing up to 450 kg!

Today, we observe the green sea turtles in Indonesia.

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I was lucky enough to see these huge sea turtles, only in the afternoon on the shores of Indonesia.

In Indonesia, there is a small reserve where contain and bred in natural conditions to approximate green sea, or as they are called turtle soup.

Green sea turtles from Indonesia

Turtles are not afraid of people, and anyone can take the baby in her arms and take pictures with him, the more the better not even try to raise heavy.

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In the green sea turtle instead of paws nevtyagivayuschiesya limbs in the form of fins:

Green sea turtles from Indonesia

An employee of the reserve, which helps me in showing turtles:

Green sea turtles from Indonesia

The big turtle's head is not hidden under the shell:

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Green sea turtles from Indonesia

For many millions of years, since the Mesozoic period, the structure of sea turtles remained virtually unchanged.

Green sea turtles from Indonesia

Lives soup turtle in tropical and subtropical areas of the world's oceans, in most of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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Despite its name from the green turtle, color is not only an olive-green, but often dark brown, with yellow and white spots and stripes.

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A significant reduction in the number of this kind resulted due to hunting by fishermen on delicious meat and turtle eggs, which are a culinary delicacy.

Green sea turtles from Indonesia

At present, a large green sea turtle is protected by law, and hunting them is prohibited.

Green sea turtles from Indonesia

Sea turtles live for a long time, the average life expectancy of 80 years.

Green sea turtles from Indonesia