Green Sea Turtles Are Eating Themselves Into the Grave

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Sea turtles may be eating themselves to death. In this case, though, the phrase likely doesn’t mean what you think it does.

Green sea turtles in the Caribbean may be in danger of starving to death in the near future thanks to a recent invasion of seagrass. The marine plant is spreading quickly and edging out native species helped, ironically, by the sea turtles themselves.
Underwater Gardens
Green sea turtles forage in beds of seagrass, an abundant resource in their underwater world. Th

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