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Fact: A female green sea turtle can lay up to 100 to 200 eggs in a single clutch.
Source: Crite, J. 2000. "Chelonia mydas" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web.

Fact: It takes approximately 2 months for green sea turtle eggs to incubate. During incubation, the temperature of the eggs seems to influence the gender of the turtles. Females usually come from higher temperature eggs, while lower temperature eggs are often males.

A baby green turtle hatches, before starting on its way to the sea.

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Fact: Baby green turtles don't weigh very much at all, only about 1 ounce [28 grams].

Take a wild guess! Approximately how long is a baby green sea turtle?

Source: NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources .

Fact: Juvenile green turtles are not solely vegetarians like the adults, but will also eat sponges, jellyfish, crabs and other invertebrates.

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Fact: In the open sea, juvenile green turtles will spend a year or more feeding on invertebrate. Afterward, they'll appear in shallow waters to feed on sea grass and algae like the adults.
Source: California Reptiles & Amphibians.

Fact: Female and male green turtles are very similar until they reach maturity, and then you can distinguish gender by looking at their tails -- males have thicker and longer tails than females.

Can you guess? What is the approximate maximum length a green sea turtle can grow?

Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.