Green sea turtle

Green sea turtle

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Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) with two remoras (Family Echeneidae) attached to its under side. Green sea turtles are found in warm tropical waters. They are herbivorous, eating algae and sea grasses. Turtles can grow up to 1.5 metres in length. They can migrate thousands of miles during the breeding season to return to their hatching site. Despite the females laying up to 200 eggs at a time Green sea turtles are an endangered species. Remoras have sucking disks on top of their heads, which they use to attach themselves to large marine animals, hitching a ride. This saves energy and also protects them from predators. Photographed in the Red Sea, Egypt.

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