Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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All Names

  • Spanish
    • Tortuga verde
  • Hawaiian
    • Honu
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 綠海龜
  • 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
  • English
    • Green Sea Turtle
    • Green Turtle
  • French
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Comestible
    • Tortue Franche
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Comestible
    • Tortue Franche
  • Seri
    • moosni
  • Portuguese
    • Tartaruga-verde
  • German
    • Suppenschildkröte

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Recent observations

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

connor22

Date

June 27, 2015 03:07 PM CDT

Place

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Description

Shell; found washed up on beach

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 26, 2015

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Description

A few Green Sea Turtles were regularly seen foraging around the Navarre Beach Pier. Given the density of fisherman on the pier, I was concerned about their safety, but I never saw one hooked during the several visits to the pier we made. I'd estimate the carapace size on these two examples was on the order of 1.5 to 2 ft long.

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

June 27, 2015 06:16 AM HST

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Date

June 25, 2015

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Description

Trasladan nido al corral de seguridad para aumentar las posibilidades de supervivencia de las crías. este verano el arribo de hembras de diferentes especies de tortugas marinas es abundante.

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

June 20, 2015 06:18 AM HST

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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sjwiggins85

Date

the past

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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shaunmichael

Date

June 7, 2007 12:42 AM CDT

Place

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Description

Kings pools hawaii

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

June 13, 2015 04:35 AM HST

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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kiloueka

Date

June 10, 2015 10:49 AM PDT

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What

Pacific Green Turtle Chelonia mydas ssp. agassizi

Observer

scottboxx17

Date

October 30, 2011

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Description

The Eastern Pacific Green turtles, Chelonia mydas agassizi, are not common nesters to Guatemala, with extremely few documented nests per year. However they do occupy a foraging area called La Poza del Nance, nr Sipacte.
This specific EPG only laid 17 eggs which were buried in the La Barrona hatchery. It was presumed that she was uncomfortable with her nesting site as made several attempts. She was flipper tagged with PC394/PC395, had carapace measurements of 82cm length (CCL) and 82 cm width (CCW). Although Akazul does not permit night photography of sea turtles and hatchlings, in order to minimise disturbance, due to the extreme rarity of this occasion it was photographed after her nesting ordeal and when she was returning to the ocean in order for the successful nesting activity to be officially documented.

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 18, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This very large individual was slowly cruising along the edge of the reef (she was also missing her right front flipper)

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P6070225

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

June 7, 2015 12:51 AM 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.