Green Sea Turtle
Green Turtle, Kismet
Penyu Agar, Penyu Pulau in Malay
Hiya! My name is Kismet, and I'm what people call a green turtle. I was adopted by Aquaria after I was hatched and rescued away from poachers.
I was told that I'm a big hit with the kids during feeding time. I think the divers like me too, and that's why I feel really welcome. During feeding sessions, me and my buddies show them how happy we are by swimming around and playing with each other
Interesting Facts about me
My species is named after the layer of greenish body fat that comes from my diet of consuming sea grasses and algae. I hope you are not surprised, but like other sea turtles, I actually cannot pull my head back into my shell. Despite our bulky appearance, we are actually quite graceful in water because we have flippers that resemble paddles that make us powerful and good swimmers.
In conjunction to the Adopt a Turtle Project launched by Aquaria KLCC in 2007, I will be released back to sea when I have reached certain stage and am ready to live on my own.
Where can you find me in Aquaria?
You can find me at the main tank or the Living Ocean.
Size & Weight
Adults are 3.5 to 4 feet in carapace length (76-91 cm). Weighing between 300 to 400 pounds (136-180 kg).The largest ever found was 5 feet (152 cm) in length and 871 pounds (395 kg)
My choice of food changes significantly during the phase of my life. When I get bigger, I'm strictly herbivorous, eating mostly sea grass and algae. But as a growing baby turtle, I will also eat invertebrates like crabs, jellyfish, and sponges.
Habitat & Range
In the wild, my brothers and sisters mainly stay near the coastline, around islands or even bays and protected shores. If we had a choice, we usually hang out around areas with sea grass beds. We are found in all temperate and tropical waters throughout the world.