Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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All Names

  • Japanese
    • アオウミガメ
  • 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

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

jaico

Date

July 11, 2015 01:48 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

suemy

Date

August 21, 2015 09:06 AM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Baby turtle

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Amba0043

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

August 11, 2015 01:45 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)

Description

DCIM\100MEDIA

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

cdegroof

Date

August 16, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Green sea turtles. About a dozen of them in this area. It was a hot afternoon, around 90 degrees, between 1:15pm to 3:15pm. There were two men fishing at the bottom of the steps for the hot water outlets from the power plant (southernmost steps), and they had accidentally caught the turtle shown in my photo... they removed the hook and set the turtle free.

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

biolquiroga

Date

June 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

en NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

givernykate

Date

July 26, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Green Turtle at Kelly Tarltons

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

marisa_a

Date

August 5, 2015 01:39 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

sudachi

Date

June 23, 2015 12:15 PM JST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Chelonia mydas
アオウミガメ
Green sea turtle

Honaunau Bay, Hawai'i

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pacific Green Turtle Chelonia mydas ssp. agassizi

Observer

yamaneko

Date

September 9, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Ejemplar subadulto macho, rescatado de una red de pesca, se libero nuevamente sin ninguna herida.

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Square

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Date

August 7, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

circatari

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

alorenz

Date

August 3, 2015 10:11 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Volunteers assisted green turtle hatchlings to the water by guiding and holding white light by the water - otherwise used red llilightooheadphones/head

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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.