Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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All Names

  • 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
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga prieta
  • German
    • Suppenschildkröte

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Recent observations

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What

Chelonia mydas agassizii Chelonia mydas ssp. agassizi

Observer

villanuevafranck

Date

November 20, 2011

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What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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sidesplotch

Date

August 27, 2007 12:04 AM PDT

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What

綠海龜 Chelonia mydas

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

March 27, 2013 05:49 PM HKT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

綠海龜 Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

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What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

laceypantalones

Date

September 17, 2008 12:40 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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carmelo_lopez

Date

November 3, 2014

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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carmelo_lopez

Date

October 29, 2014

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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carmelo_lopez

Date

October 31, 2014

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P2140044

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

February 14, 2015 02:48 AM HST

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P2080049

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

February 8, 2015 02:30 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)

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P2070050

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

February 7, 2015 02:15 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

bluewavechris

Date

January 27, 2015

Place

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Description

A small green sea turtle swims beneath the waves at the world famous "Banzai Pipeline" surf break.

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

bluewavechris

Date

January 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Three green sea turtle emerge from the surf onto the beach. The middle of the three shows multiple FP tumors.

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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.