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

Classification
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  • 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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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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jadonald

Date

September 15, 2016 03:50 AM AEST

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(Somewhere...)

Description

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These baby turtles had just hatched and were making their way to the sea.

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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jadonald

Date

September 15, 2016 03:40 AM AEST

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Description

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Mother Green Turtle covering the eggs she has just laid.

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

September 24, 2016 08:30 AM HST

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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johnyochum

Date

September 30, 2013 02:23 PM CDT

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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smuller

Date

November 2, 2011 07:05 AM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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soaress

Date

September 1, 2013

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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michaela

Date

July 14, 2016 08:15 AM HKT

Description

hatchling - for under water video please see:
https://www.facebook.com/Michaela.S.Webb

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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michaela

Date

September 2, 2016 05:49 AM HKT

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

September 17, 2016 09:25 AM HST

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Second photo show damage to shell

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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mako252

Date

September 16, 2016 11:29 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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cullin

Date

September 14, 2016 07:32 PM PDT

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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rosewinchester

Date

September 14, 2016 11:34 AM EDT
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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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