Green Sea Turtle
Local Name: Penyu Agar / Penyu Pulau (Chelonia mydas)
Shell length: 90 – 110 cm
Weight: 110 – 180 kg
Colour: Olive-brown to green or black
Diet: Predominantly seagrass and seaweeds
Range: Coasts and islands in the tropics
The endangered Green turtle, or Penyu Agar to the locals, is actually black-brown or greenish yellow but is so called because of the greenish colour of their cartilage and fat deposits. The most abundant species in Malaysia, it nests in great numbers on the sandy beaches and islands of Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor and Perak.