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.
This turtle appeared to be nibbling on hydroids and/or bryozoans attached on a floating dock at the St Augustine Municipal Marina.
Turtle with many barnacles on its carapace and elsewhere
Large female green seaturtle with unknown source of apparent trauma to her carapace. She has had scars from a likely propeller contact for a number of years but now within the last month or so exhibits obvious damage of unknown origin.
A yearling albino Green Sea Turtle on Hon Cau, Vietnam. Hatched on the beach and kept as a pet by the park rangers on the island.
Dozens of these in Port Aransas.
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.