Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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All Names

  • 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

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

sailorblair

Date

August 1, 2013

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidpcraig

Date

May 29, 2015 09:34 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Was marked with #893 - wonder who is doing research

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidpcraig

Date

May 29, 2015 09:38 AM HST

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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fundacionyepez

Date

September 13, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Chelonia Mydas, Tortuga Verde hembra

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No photos or sounds

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidpcraig

Date

May 26, 2015 03:01 PM HST

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Square

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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danbeaupre

Date

May 15, 2015 05:09 PM EDT

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Square

What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

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salmonskyview

Date

March 14, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Date

December 10, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

this green turtle have a back left part eaten by some shark (tiger shark i think).

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Square

What

Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

biogeek5

Date

May 17, 2015 11:44 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Streetview?size=100x100&location= 0.612951, 90.90106800000001&heading=68.21550502126975&pitch= 15.895939829418695&fov=22

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

mia211

Date

May 1, 2013

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

bighornshaver

Date

August 6, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Not sure of the species. Just hatched, this little guy was just about in the ocean...

Photos / Sounds

P5160054

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

May 16, 2015 05:10 AM HST

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.