Green Sea Turtle Skull Replica

$175.00

The Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle, is a species of large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. The common name refers to the green fat found beneath its carapace.

Description

Green Sea Turtle Skull Replica measures 6.5 inches. The Green Sea Turtle Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. California Academy of Sciences specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Green sea turtles or Chelonia mydas are distinguished from other sea turtles because they have a single pair of prefrontal scales (scales in front of its eyes), rather than two pairs as found on other sea turtles.

Their head is small and blunt with a serrated jaw. Carapace is bony without ridges and has large, non-overlapping, scales present with only 4 lateral scales.

The Green Sea Turtle or Chelonia mydas, also known as the Green turtle, Black Sea Turtle or Pacific Green Turtle, is a species of large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia.

Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is also found in the Indian Ocean. The common name refers to the usually green fat found beneath its shell, not to the color of its carapace, which is olive to black.

This Green Sea Turtle or Chelonia mydas dorsoventrally flattened body is covered by a large, teardrop-shaped carapace; it has a pair of large, paddle-like flippers. It is usually lightly colored, although in the eastern Pacific populations parts of the shell can be almost black.

The Green Sea Turtle or Chelonia mydas is mostly herbivorous. The adults usually inhabit shallow lagoons, feeding mostly on various species of sea-grasses. The Green Sea Turtle or Chelonia mydas bite off the tips of the blades of sea-grass, which keeps the grass healthy.

The Green Sea Turtle or Chelonia mydas migrate long distances between feeding grounds and hatching beaches. Many islands worldwide are known as Turtle Island due to Green Sea Turtles nesting on their beaches.

Females crawl out on beaches, dig nests and lay eggs during the night. Later, hatchlings emerge and scramble into the water.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 in
Green Sea Turtle Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Chelonioidea
Family: Cheloniidae
Subfamily: Cheloniinae
Genus: Chelonia
Species: C. mydas
Binomial name: Chelonia mydas
A critically endangered species is one that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

World Sea Turtle Day - June 16th

World Sea Turtle Day, June 16th, is a celebrated to honor and highlight the importance of sea turtles. These creatures are magnificent in their own way. Not only are sea turtles beautiful animals, but they also show incredible perseverance and resiliency – after all, they have been nesting on beaches for millions of years. So of course they deserve their own day dedicated to their awesomeness!

World Sea Turtle Day would not be rightfully celebrated without mentioning, Dr. Archie Carr, Sea Turtle Conservancy’s founder and “father of sea turtle biology.” World Sea Turtle Day is celebrated the same day as Dr. Carr’s birthday, June 16th. Dr. Carr will forever be remembered for the enhancement of the sea turtle conservation movement and the legacy he has left behind.