Globally Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

Classification
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All Names

  • Malagasy
    • Fano zaty
  • Korean
    • 바다거북
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga prieta
    • Tortuga verde
  • Japanese
    • アオウミガメ
  • Hawaiian
    • Honu
  • Seri
    • moosni
  • English
    • Green Sea Turtle
    • Green Turtle
  • German
    • Suppenschildkröte
  • Italian
    • Tartaruga verde
  • Scientific Names
    • Chelonia mydas
    • Caretta cepedii
    • Chelone mydas
    • Chelonia albiventer
    • Chelonia lachrymata
    • Chelonia midas
    • Chelonia mydas carrinegra
    • Euchelus macropus
    • Mydas viridis
    • Natator tessellatus
    • Testudo cepediana
    • Testudo macropus
    • Testudo marina vulgaris
    • Testudo mydas
  • French
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Franche
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Franche
  • Portuguese
    • Tartaruga-verde
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 綠海龜

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Recent observations

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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lucano

Date

April 24, 2015 04:18 PM CDT

Description

Neonato de Chelonia m. agassizii

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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dan63

Date

August 24, 2016 01:13 PM EDT

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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miguelyga

Date

February 2, 2016 11:05 AM CST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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fundacionyepez

Date

July 5, 2016 06:50 AM CDT

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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fundacionyepez

Date

July 5, 2016 06:50 AM CDT

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Pacific Green Turtle Chelonia mydas ssp. agassizi

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jackmorley

Date

August 21, 2016 06:24 PM ADT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

August 21, 2016 08:42 AM HST

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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sherribrenner

Date

August 17, 2016

Place

Mexico (Google, OSM)

Description

I have spent numerous days on at least 6 occasions in the last 4 months in this location. I have spotted this turtle every day I have been there. Unfortunately photos are of poor quality.

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

August 20, 2016 07:31 PM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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purtyal

Date

August 17, 2016 08:44 AM PDT

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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dchernack

Date

August 18, 2016 10:55 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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mako252

Date

May 26, 2011 12:49 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
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Description from Wikipedia

The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle, or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Analysis of historic and recent published accounts indicate extensive subpopulation declines in all major ocean basins over the last three generations as a result of overexploitation of eggs and adult females at nesting beaches, juveniles and adults in foraging areas, and, to a lesser extent, incidental mortality relating to marine fisheries and degradation of marine and nesting habitats. Analyses of subpopulation changes at 32 Index Sites distributed globally (Figure 1, Table 1; see the supplementary material) show a 48% to 67% decline in the number of mature females nesting annually over the last 3–generations.
    Vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)
    Vulnerable. Distributed worldwide in warm oceans; exploited heavily for meat and eggs and as a component of other products; nesting and feeding habitats are being destroyed or degraded by pollution and development; large decline over the long term, more recently possibly stable or increasing in some areas.
No range data available.
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