Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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All Names

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A small number of green sea turtles regularly visit the San Gabriel estuary. Apparently, they are attracted by the warm effluent from a power plant.

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

August 23, 2014 02:35 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jfryan

Date

August 12, 2014 07:11 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This turtle appeared to be nibbling on hydroids and/or bryozoans attached on a floating dock at the St Augustine Municipal Marina.

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Square

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

dmcleish

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Turtle with many barnacles on its carapace and elsewhere

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

August 9, 2014 09:22 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

dmcleish

Date

July 25, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Large female green seaturtle with unknown source of apparent trauma to her carapace. She has had scars from a likely propeller contact for a number of years but now within the last month or so exhibits obvious damage of unknown origin.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

naturestills

Date

August 3, 2014 09:35 AM ICT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A yearling albino Green Sea Turtle on Hon Cau, Vietnam. Hatched on the beach and kept as a pet by the park rangers on the island.

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

hillcountryherps

Date

July 18, 2014 12:57 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Dozens of these in Port Aransas.

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Observer

tapbirds

Date

August 1, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

nvarvel

Date

August 9, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

P7195371

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

July 19, 2014 10:37 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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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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.