Sea Turtle , Sipadan, Northern Borneo

The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the black (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle  can be found in tropical  and subtropical oceans worldwide.  does not derive its common name from any particular  green external colouration of its carapace. Its name comes from the greenish colour of the turtles’ fat, which is only found in a layer between their inner organs and their shell. An endangered species, green sea turtles are protected from exploitation in most countries. and is illegal to collect, harm, or kill them. In addition, many countries have laws and ordinances to protect nesting areas.

Most adult sea turtles are strictly herbivorous with their  serrated jaws helping  them chew algae and sea grasses. Sea turtles play an essential role within the ecosystem in which they live. In the seagrass beds, the turtles feed on the seagrass by trimming only the top and leaving the roots of the plant. Through their feeding technique, the turtles help to improve the health and growth of the seagrass beds.


Original:  Oil on canvas ; 12 x 16″  (305 x 410mm) ;unframed

Limited Edition Print : Available as Giclee print on finest quality paper or  canvas. International shipment

Sizes available: 8 x 12″(203 x 305 mm); 12 x 16″(305 x 410mm); 18 x 24″(457 x 610 mm); 24 x 32″ (610 x 813mm)

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