A green sea turtle was sighted in Galveston Bay Tuesday August 13th, 2019 around morning time. Green Sea Turtles are known to be found in Galveston but aren’t seen that much. Why are they called “green” sea turtles? Scientists believe this unusual quirky-colored fat is the result of their veggie diet – unlike most other sea turtles, the green sea turtle eats marine plants such as seaweed and sea grass, which can be seen in the clip below.
Classified as endangered, green turtles are threatened by overharvesting of their eggs, hunting of adults, being caught in fishing gear and loss of nesting beach sites.
This first video isn’t even all of it just wait until you see what happens next!!!
The local surfer and shaper that filmed the turtle said this was his 5th time seeing the turtle. He further said, “I filmed it in front of my property and I was 4ft from the turtle.” The local is always filming cool local ocean life. It kind of makes you wonder what else is swimming beneath the murky waters. What other creatures have we yet to discover here in Galveston. The ocean is endless, but the life it gives is beautiful and should not be taken for granted.
A Pair of Sea Turtles – Feeding Together
What happened next is extremely rare. The motive for why the green sea turtles are together is uncertain. Most turtles are solitary and usually only interact during feeding or mating. All we know is they’re friends, possibly with benefits. Or they could be family who knows, either way this sight gets us stoked here at Mountain Ocean Project.
Protect Sea Life – That Makes Galveston So Beautiful
Every year millions of pounds of trash enter Galveston waters. 100’s of thousands of marine animals and sea birds are killed every year by plastic pollution. Join us August 17th for Free Yoga and Beach Cleanup. Location Seawall Near Pleasure Pier 6:30pm
8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans every year. 75% of America’s waste stream is recyclable and 20% is compostable.
Lets make Galveston a Zero Waste city and save the ocean.
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