Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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All Names

  • Spanish
    • Tortuga verde
  • Hawaiian
    • Honu
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 綠海龜
  • 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
  • English
    • Green Sea Turtle
    • Green Turtle
  • French
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Comestible
    • Tortue Franche
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Comestible
    • Tortue Franche
  • Seri
    • moosni
  • Portuguese
    • Tartaruga-verde
  • German
    • Suppenschildkröte

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Recent observations

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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circatari

Date

the past

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Square

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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alorenz

Date

August 3, 2015 10:11 PM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Volunteers assisted green turtle hatchlings to the water by guiding and holding white light by the water - otherwise used red llilightooheadphones/head

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Several individuals by the dock, squabbling over scraps of fish thrown over by fisherman.

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Square

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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luckybomber15

Date

March 29, 2015

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

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July 26, 2015 01:04 AM HST

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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jon_sullivan

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July 12, 2015 04:41 PM PDT

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

July 25, 2015 07:11 AM HST

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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July 25, 2015 06:21 PM CDT

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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jon_sullivan

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July 9, 2015 03:33 PM PDT

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

July 19, 2015 01:26 AM HST

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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naiad2530

Date

July 21, 2015 09:29 AM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

No visible tags on flippers

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P7180128

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

July 18, 2015 03:11 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)
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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
    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.
    endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
No range data available.