Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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  • 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
  • German
    • Suppenschildkrote
    • Suppenschildkröte
  • English
    • Green Sea Turtle
    • Green Turtle
  • French
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Comestible
    • Tortue Franche
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Comestible
    • Tortue Franche
  • Seri
    • moosni
  • Spanish
    • tortuga prieta

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Recent observations

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What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

rreiner

Date

July 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Lone turtle feeding on moss covered and sand bottom. Near anchored yachts.

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What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

rreiner

Date

May 8, 2014

Place

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Description

Lone Sea Turtle in the anchorage at Isla San Francisco.

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What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

salessi

Date

May 8, 2014

Place

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Photos / Sounds

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

kittythedog

Date

July 16, 2014 05:00 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Approximately 10-15 juvenile Atlantic Green sea turtles were feeding along the south jetty at Mustang Island State Park on both 7/15 and 7/16 in the evenings (possibly other times, I was only there in the evenings) around 4-6pm. They would feed among the rocks and dive then resurface a little away from the jetty. All of them were within 50m of the jetty, primarily along the south side but there were 4-5 individuals on the north side of the jetty.

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

July 12, 2014 09:52 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

July 12, 2014 09:12 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

bluewavechris

Date

July 7, 2014 10:26 AM HST

Place

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Description

Two female green sea turtles with FP tumors (mostly around the eyes-one did have a tumor on it's flipper). Several other turtles in the area (one male, two females and one juvenile) showed no tumor growth.

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What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

simonavery

Date

March 22, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Single turtle, swimming near anchored boats.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

croelke

Date

July 1, 2014 09:00 AM CDT

Place

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Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

July 1, 2014

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

rreiner

Date

June 1, 2014

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Description

Test data

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No photos or sounds

What

Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

rherringreiner

Date

March 27, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Lone sea turtle near our anchored sailboat. Got a good view of the head for positive ID.

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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.