Chelonia mydas swimming above a Hawaiian coral reef. Brocken Inaglory [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Green Sea Turtle

The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle, or Pacific green turtle, 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. The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace. This sea turtle‘s dorsoventrally flattened body is covered by a large, teardrop-shaped carapace; […]

By JJ Harrison ( (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm petrels anddiving petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the NorthPacific. They are absent from the North Atlantic, although fossil remains show they once occurred there too and occasional vagrants are found. Albatrosses are among the largest of flying birds, and the great albatrosses (genus Diomedea) have the largest wingspans of any extant birds, reaching up to […]