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What Is The Green Sea Turtles Food Chain?

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1. Green and black sea turtles have finely serrated jaws adapted for a vegetarian diet of sea grasses and algae. In adulthood, they are the only herbivorous sea turtles, but in an aquarium environment all sea turtle species can be maintained on a carnivorous diet.

2. Loggerheads' and ridleys' jaws are adapted for crushing and grinding. Their diet consists primarily of crabs, mollusks, shrimps, jellyfish, and vegetation.

3. A hawksbill has a narrow head with jaws meeting at an acute angle, adapted for getting food from crevices in coral reefs. They eat sponges, tunicates, shrimps, and squids.

4. Leatherbacks have delicate scissorlike jaws that would be damaged by anything other than their normal diet of jellyfish, tunicates, and other soft-bodied animals. The mouth cavity and throat are lined with papillae (spinelike projections) pointed backward to help them swallow soft foods.

5. Researchers continue to study the feeding habits of flatbacks. There is evidence that they are opportunistic feeders that eat seaweeds, cuttlefish, and sea cucumbers.  I suggest you vegetarian diet through this you get more results about what is a vegetarian diet ?

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Hatchlings usally eat small jellyfish, small fish, shrimp, fish eggs, insects, plankton, and snails. Adults are vegetarians, so they eat mostly seagrass and plankton.
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Http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/education/kids_foodchain.pdf

Depends if the green sea turtle is a hatchling or and adult.. Usually the adult turtle would eat algae and plants.. But an hatchling will eat planktons, jellyfish, etc.

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