hatchling, found in a small water body in the middle of the forest
Hawksbill seaturtles in Guadeloupe, Cousteau Marine Park
The population of sliders at the El Dorado Nature Center is massive.
Surrounded by hundreds (HUNDREDS!) of red-eared sliders, I noticed this guy in the pond at El Dorado Park. It's probably a released pet. ID verification would be appreciated.
I don't know if there are more than one of these guys. Nobody seems to mention these as having an established population in California.
A small number of green sea turtles regularly visit the San Gabriel estuary. Apparently, they are attracted by the warm effluent from a power plant.
Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonii or Testudines characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.Turtle may refer to the chelonian order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling chelonians (British English).