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Green sea turtle

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Honu by Clark Little

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) or Honu in Hawaiian is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Their common name derives from the usually green fat found beneath their carapace (upper shell).

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