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

Classification
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All Names

  • Malagasy
    • Fano zaty
  • Korean
    • 바다거북
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga prieta
    • Tortuga verde
  • Japanese
    • アオウミガメ
  • Hawaiian
    • Honu
  • 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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Recent observations

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What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

January 21, 2017 08:45 AM HST

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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richardling

Date

November 9, 2014 11:26 AM AEDT

Description

A Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) resting on the sea floor

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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richardling

Date

April 22, 2011 11:41 AM AEST

Description

A Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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richardling

Date

June 14, 2010 11:12 AM AEST

Description

The tail of a Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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turismosorca

Date

January 19, 2017 04:35 PM BRST

Place

Chile (Google, OSM)

Description

Tortuga verde (Chelonia mydas) - Reserva Marina Isla Chañaral de Aceituno.

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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c_michael_hogan

Date

March 22, 2009 02:22 AM PDT

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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russellm08

Date

July 1, 2009 01:53 PM CDT

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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lovelyclemmy

Date

December 14, 2016 09:30 AM AWST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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amarzee

Date

July 17, 2008 01:03 AM KST

Place

Mersin, TR (Google, OSM)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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amarzee

Date

July 22, 2008 12:06 AM KST

Place

Mersin, TR (Google, OSM)

Description

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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amarzee

Date

August 3, 2008 07:34 AM KST

Place

Turkey (Google, OSM)

Description

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

amarzee

Date

July 21, 2008 11:18 PM KST

Place

Mersin, TR (Google, OSM)

Description

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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.
No range data available.
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