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Facts About Green Sea Turtle

Listing Status: Endangered
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 80 or more years
Reproductive Age: Approximately 20-50 years of age
Diet: Seagrasses and algae
Size: Length: 1 meter (3 ft); Weight: 100 kg (220 lbs)

Green sea turtles - also known in Chamorro as haggan - are listed as endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act throughout all areas under U.S. jurisdiction.

Within the Pacific area, green sea turtles are found along the coasts of Hawai‘i, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

"Green" sea turtles do not get their name from their external coloration. Instead, their common name comes from the green coloration of its fat, which is believed to be an effect of the herbivorous diet of adults.