Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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All Names

  • Spanish
    • Tortuga prieta
  • Portuguese
    • 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
  • German
    • Suppenschildkrote
    • Suppenschildkröte
  • English
    • Green Sea Turtle
    • Green Turtle
  • French
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Comestible
    • Tortue Franche
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Comestible
    • Tortue Franche
  • Seri
    • moosni

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

devon_francke

Date

August 3, 2014 10:00 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saw 2 large sub-adult (or both small adult) green sea turtles resting on the bow of the Sea Tiger Wreck, south of Honolulu. Both were about 100 feet deep.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

asemerdj

Date

November 10, 2011

Place

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Photos / Sounds

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

bluewavechris

Date

September 11, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Male green sea turtle with considerable FP tumors. A female just a few yards away (and about the same size) appeared to be tumor free (see second photo). Both were hauled out on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

What

Tortuga prieta Chelonia mydas

Observer

juanrra

Date

August 18, 2014 03:46 PM CEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

P9060118

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

September 6, 2014 01:56 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Tortuga prieta Chelonia mydas

Observer

keyko_cruz

Date

February 16, 2014 06:38 PM PET

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

toby

Date

September 5, 2014 10:09 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Tortuga prieta Chelonia mydas

Observer

atakamara

Date

January 23, 2013 01:40 AM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

13328102714_431b637b0e_s

What

Tortuga prieta Chelonia mydas

Observer

keyko_cruz

Date

February 16, 2014 06:38 PM PET

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

P8300140

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

August 30, 2014 09:37 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A small number of green sea turtles regularly visit the San Gabriel estuary. Apparently, they are attracted by the warm effluent from a power plant.

Photos / Sounds

P8230163

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

August 23, 2014 02:35 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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
    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.
    endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
No range data available.