Dead, floating, large shell with barnacles
Isla San Francisco, east side
Floating dead less than 2 days. Eyes were open, bulging, bloated, no major marks, clean of algae and barnacles. we have photos, carapace was measured. Apppox 500 m from the southeast tip of Isla gallina, known area for blacks.
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.