Green sea

(Naut.) a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a vessel's deck.

See also: Green

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
It was a hard, long gale, gray clouds and green sea, heavy weather undoubtedly, but still what a sailor would call manageable.
The indescribable interest with which I strained my eyes, as the first patches of American soil peeped like molehills from the green sea, and followed them, as they swelled, by slow and almost imperceptible degrees, into a continuous line of coast, can hardly be exaggerated.
He felt chilled more than he should have been by the chilly dusk falling on the muddy green sea of the soundings from a smoothly clouded sky.
The change, as they turned the corner and entered the crescent known as Himylaya Mansions, was as abrupt as the opening of a window; for they found that pile of flats sitting above London as above a green sea of slate.
After a day of alternate sleep and feeding I was so far recovered as to be able to get from my bunk to the scuttle, and see the green seas trying to keep pace with us.
Taganak Mayor Mohammad Faizal Jamalul said Vietnamese fishermen usually venture at night to catch green sea turtle, which is on the list of endangered species.
Mejorada said the dead marine animal was identified as a female green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) and found with a "wound/laceration near the base of its left flipper." He said a necropsy could not be performed due to the decomposed and bloated condition of the turtle's carcass.
He said some tourists visit the town to witness the laying of eggs by green sea turtles on the beach at night.
It is also a habitat for green sea turtles, which can be spotted along the coastline.
Summary: Green sea turtles provide nutrients that breed seagrass
Environmental stressors, including heavy metals, brought on by human activity are harming coastal green sea turtle populations.
Makaradat Uddin, PCG district commander in Tawi-Tawi, said poachers from Malaysia, Indonesia and other Asian countries had been veering away from the Tawi-Tawi islands, including the Turtle Islands, the natural nesting ground for green sea turtles.