Popped up for a breath of air
Alive, but very lethargic and stranded on beach. would only move the head a little to stimuli. possibly juvenile or sub adult. few large barnacles on the carapace. found in an area with lots of windsurfers and kiteboards - could have been hit. Reported to PROFEPA, not sure of outcome
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Dead, washed up on beach.
dead, flippers badly decomposed, fleets of shrimping boats close to shore and coincide with several mortalities that have washed up on shore
Was there two days in a row
These pictures were taken at a cold stunned turtle release on Padre Island National sea shore. Over 100 stunned green sea turtles were released back to the wild.
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.