The Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) are found in the tropical waters around the Great Barrier Reef. They have a smooth, high-domed carapace (shell), are olive green in colour, with occasional brown, reddish-brown or black highlights. Hatch-lings have a black carapace with white margins around the carapace, flippers and on the bottom of the shell.
They are found most commonly in seaweed-rich coral reefs and around inshore sea grass pastures. They are herbivores that live on a mix of algae, sea grass and jelly fish.
(Courtesy Commonwealth of Australia GBRMPA)