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Instagram post by National Geographic • May 23, 2016 at 11:04pm UTC
Photo by @daviddoubilet May 23 is World Turtle Day. This baby green sea turtle is heading to the safety of the open sea in Nengo Nengo French Polynesia. Green sea turtles are the ancient mariners of the sea migrating long distances to return to their nesting beach. Adults prefer sea grass diets and can live to 80 years. Green sea turtles are an IUCN and CITES listed endangered species due to declines related to direct overharvest by-catch and habitat loss. With @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #ocean #worldturtleday #life #beauty #sea #wild for #moreocean follow @jenniferhayes and @daviddoubilet by natgeo