On March 24, 2019 in Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, a group of green sea turtles were caught feeding on hundreds of jelly fish by a snorkeler. With submission of the video, the snorkeler who recorded the footage explains. “I was snorkeling at 6 am when I came across a group of endangered green sea turtles munching on hundreds of jellyfish. I work as a marine biologist on the island.”
A rare sight to catch an endangered species just hanging out and feeding on some jellyfish. A very cool sight at that, sea turtles are beautiful creatures who can in fact hold their breath underwater for as long as 5 hours! This makes them almost on the level of a fish, except they can’t hold their breath forever.
Most of what is known about sea turtle ecology comes from studies of green turtles. Green sea turtles have a relatively slow growth rate because of the low nutritional value of their diet. Classified as endangered, green turtles are threatened by over harvesting of their eggs, hunting of adults, being caught in fishing gear and loss of nesting beach sites.