Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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All Names

  • 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
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga prieta
  • German
    • Suppenschildkröte

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

P4250308

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

April 25, 2015 05:52 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

barker_seanna

Date

April 22, 2015 04:56 PM HST

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

cmcleod

Date

March 29, 2015 03:00 PM MDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Dead, floating, large shell with barnacles

Isla San Francisco, east side

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P4180315

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

April 18, 2015 05:40 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)

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P4125411

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Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

April 12, 2015 02:21 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)

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P4110286

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

April 11, 2015 02:14 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)

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P4050292

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

April 5, 2015 02:30 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

hmjohnson

Date

January 20, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Tortue Comestible Chelonia mydas

Observer

cedroc

Date

March 27, 2015 02:15 PM GST

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Turtle nest

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

hawnzd

Date

March 11, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

Observer

turtlemanta

Date

March 29, 2015 01:47 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Floating dead less than 2 days. Eyes were open, bulging, bloated, no major marks, clean of algae and barnacles. we have photos, carapace was measured. Apppox 500 m from the southeast tip of Isla gallina, known area for blacks.

Photos / Sounds

P2220188

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

February 22, 2015 09:40 AM TKT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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.