It is eaten, but is not esteemed of so good a quality as the sea turtle.
The sea turtle at the Galapagos are of the larger kind of those called the Green Turtle.
They abound, however, in land turtle and enormous iguanas; there was also abundance of sea turtle.
Tortoiseshell, an important article of commerce, is derived from the Thalassochelys caretta, a sea turtle.
The remains of a sea turtle have lately been discovered, and are now in the possession of Mr. Deck, of Cambridge.