Green Turtles

100cm x 56cm
Cobra water mixable oils on textured board.

Green turtles are the largest of the hard-shelled turtles. They are herbivores, eating mostly sea grasses and algae.This diet gives their fat a green colour from which they get their name.
They are an endangered species, having been long exploited for their fat, meat and eggs. The biggest threats to them now are commercial bycatch and loss of nesting sites due to coastal development.
They are globetrotters and are found worldwide. Large concentrations occur on the coast of Costa Rica and Raine Island on the Great Barrier Reef. They migrate thousands of kilometers between grazing sites and nesting beaches.

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