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Name 10 adaptations that green sea turtles have and explain how each adaptation improves the green sea turtle's chances of survival in their habitat.

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Green sea turtles are found in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans. Despite that vast area, the turtles are sensitive to heat and cold; therefore, the turtles are limited to the warmer parts of the ocean. The turtles can be threatened or injured by rough waves, rocks, and marine predators.

Consequently, the green sea turtles have developed some key adaptations that increase an individual's chance for survival. A structural adaptation is their long forelimbs, which are paddle-shaped. These are ideal for swimming long distances and maintaining speeds while swimming. The shell also does...

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