1. a vertebrate animal of a class that includes snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and tortoises. They are distinguished by having a dry scaly skin and typically laying soft-shelled eggs on land.
Green Sea Turtle 6" x 12" Oil on Wood I painted this while I was working at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium where this green sea turtle lived. Once upon a time, he lived in the Atlantic Ocean, but was caught off guard when the waters off the Carolinas became too cold. He beached himself and was stunned by the cold. He was eventually deemed un-releasable and found his way to Omaha. [...]