Washed up dead
Dead on front beach
A Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) heading for the surface in open water
Portrait of a Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
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.