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

Classification
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All Names

  • Japanese
    • アオウミガメ
  • Hawaiian
    • Honu
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga verde
  • 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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mlodinow

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August 1, 2015

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Pacific Green Turtle Chelonia mydas ssp. agassizi

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profaunabaja

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January 30, 2016

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Dead, missing flippers, still skin attached. Head, upper jaw only found and saved. Measurements and Photos collected and stored in database.

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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mjwarman

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October 8, 2009

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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yakfur

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August 19, 2013

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

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January 23, 2016 12:33 AM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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floydreed

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January 24, 2016 12:17 PM HST

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Description

These pictures are not good. You can just barely see the outline of the shell. However, I saw the head a couple times and it is definitely a green.

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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floydreed

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January 24, 2016 12:43 PM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

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January 22, 2016 01:09 AM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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kylecmsmith

Date

January 4, 2016

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Description

At Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, I saw two turtles from the shore, including this one. I was able to identify it as a green sea turtle (the most common in Hawaii) based on the four lateral scutes and two prefrontal scutes.

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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brooklyn

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September 1, 2013

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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jay33s

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September 1, 2013

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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naturalist663

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September 1, 2013

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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.