The green sea turtle has a flattened body covered by a large, teardrop-shaped shell and a pair of large, paddle-like flippers. It is named because of the green fat found beneath its shell! It is mostly herbivorous. The adults commonly inhabit shallow lagoons, feeding mostly on various species of sea grasses. Those that reach maturity may live to age 80 in the wild. The Green Sea Turtle is listed as endangered and is protected from exploitation in most countries.