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Atlantic Green Sea Turtle
 
Latin Name:Chelonia mydas
Status: Endangered
Size: The carapace can be up to 110 centimeters long
Lives: In the warm pelagic waters, but comes to beaches to lay eggs.
Diet: Seagrass and algae
Responce to humans: Turtles dont attack people, they would most likely run away and be afraid of humans.
 
 
Hawksbill Turtles
 
Latin Name:Eretmochelys imbricata
Status: Endangered
Size: The carapace is about 87 centimeters on average, and the shell is curved.
Lives: The Hawksbill lives in warm pelagic waters, and they are very common in the Gulf of Mexico.
Diet: The hawksbill eats mostly sea sponges
Responce to humans: Again, turtles aren't known for vicious attacks on humans, and hawksbill turtles would probably be afraid of humans and swim away.
 
 
 
There are many other types of turtles not covered in this website, including leatherbacks, loggerheads and many more
 
 

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