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

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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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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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profaunabaja

Date

May 1, 2016 07:05 PM MDT

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Description

dead, broken on rocks. shoulder bones and some vertebra detached. head not found. plastron still attached to carapace. no suspect of poaching, but curious as to why so broken. boat? dead and crashed in rocks from waves? small male.

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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alfonso8

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September 22, 2014 08:18 PM PDT

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

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April 30, 2016 02:25 AM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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terigraves37

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April 30, 2016 02:37 PM EDT

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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April 21, 2016

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Description

Esta Zona de pastos y praderas marinas es una muy frecuentada zona de alimentación para las tortugas juveniles

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

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April 23, 2016 07:47 AM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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fadiyaghmour

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January 4, 2016 10:05 AM GST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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pocketmouse

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April 20, 2016 10:44 AM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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beaker98

Date

March 23, 2016

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Large sea turtle with a heart-shaped shell. Multi shaded/colored shell. Small head.

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

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April 17, 2016 01:11 AM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

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April 16, 2016 01:43 AM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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vivian5

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April 3, 2015 09:16 AM PDT

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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.
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