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Female green sea turtle with FP tumors (the biggest one under the left flipper). Also she had a considerable chunk of her right front flipper missing (shark bite ?). (photo 2) If that is a shark bite, the shark's jaw appears to be over 12" across. It doesn't look like a boat strike, or fishing gear injury.

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Posted by bluewavechris over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Green Sea Turtle - Photo (c) Mathieu Bertrand Struck, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
vanhoutan's ID: Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Posted by vanhoutan over 3 years ago (Flag)
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whoa that 2nd photo is sort of ominous. I'll look into that.

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Green Sea Turtle - Photo (c) Mathieu Bertrand Struck, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
biohexx1's ID: Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Posted by biohexx1 about 2 months ago (Flag)
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Green Sea Turtle - Photo (c) Mathieu Bertrand Struck, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
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Added by biohexx1 on December 15, 2015 05:21 PM
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