Monday, November 5, 2012

Plastic Galapagos Island Green Turtle

Ask about our special on large orders of this item!

Our Green Sea Turtle

Our plastic green sea turtle measures 2 1/2 inches from nose to tail. "Green turtle" is the species, although this plastic turtle comes in brown. It's not so different from some of the turtles you see in the ocean, as their multi-colored shells are often blanketed with algae and various types of debris that drift onto the rocks and coral reefs in the ocean. Some green sea turtles nest in the Galapagos Islands, far out to sea on the Pacific Ocean side of Ecuador, and we've chosen to call this turtle a "Galapagos sea turtle" because we obtained it along with other Galapagos species of plastic animals. The easy way to find them if you're doing a Galapagos Island diorama or if you collect species from the Galapagos is to type the word "Galapagos" into our site search. You'll find it in the upper right of any of our menu pages or on the main menu page of our gift shop. Be sure to see our other interesting sea turtle toys and gifts.

About Sea Turtles

All six species of sea turtles in the U.S. (green sea turtle, hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, leatherback, loggerhead and olive ridley) are listed as threatened or endangered on the U.S. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife List. Sea turtles are aquatic reptiles and live most of their lives in the ocean. Sea turtles are excellent divers, the Leatherback species routinely dive more than 1,000 ft., and may reach depths of more than 3,900 ft. seeking jellyfish. Although they must swim to the ocean surface to breathe periodically, some turtles can remain underwater for as long as 5 hours without breathing! Currently sea turtles are endangered because not only are they hunted by people as a food source, but they are losing their beach habitat to recreational development, drowning in fishing and shrimp nets, and ingesting plastic trash.

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