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

Classification
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  • 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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What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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gonodactylus

Date

December 25, 2011 12:19 AM CST

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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pliffgrieff

Date

December 3, 2016

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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eric91

Date

December 1, 2016 08:21 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Washed up dead

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Date

November 15, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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brushfreeman

Date

December 5, 2007 03:35 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Dead on front beach

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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csmitelli

Date

November 16, 2016 01:51 PM COT

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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debaraj

Date

November 27, 2016 01:46 PM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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ianmwright86

Date

November 23, 2016 10:48 PM CST

Place

Mexico (Google, OSM)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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sarahnwilson

Date

November 26, 2016 09:34 PM HST

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(Somewhere...)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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richardling

Date

November 17, 2006 02:59 PM AEDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) heading for the surface in open water

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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richardling

Date

November 26, 2005 08:53 AM AEDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Portrait of a Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

richardling

Date

November 25, 2005 09:44 AM AEDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and diver

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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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