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Green Sea Turtles primarily use three types of habitat: oceanic beaches (for nesting), convergence zones in the open ocean, and benthic (flora and fauna on the sea bottom) feeding grounds in coastal areas. In US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters, they are found in inshore and near shore waters from Texas to Massachusetts. In a 2004 Green Turtle assessment, this marine reptile was classified as endangered globally. The main cause of the historical, worldwide decline of the Green Turtle is the long-term harvest of eggs and adults on nesting beaches, and juveniles and adults from feeding grounds.