Green sea turtle

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. This species is named for the green color of its fat, rather than the color of its skin or shell as most people think. These turtles shells are in fact olive to black. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia.

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as is listed as endangered by the IUCN and CITES and is protected from exploitation in most countries. It is illegal to collect, harm or kill them. In addition, many countries have laws and ordinances to protect nesting areas. However, turtles are still in danger due to human activity. In some countries, turtles and their eggs are hunted for food. Pollution indirectly harms turtles at both population and individual scales.  Wiki

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  • Pescador Island The Chime Of Moalboal And Tanon Strait

    Pescador Island The Chime Of Moalboal And Tanon Strait

    Naturalist and preservationist John Muir famously said, The mountains are calling, so I must go. The same goes for the sea. The siren call of the deep blue world is difficult to resist. After all, the unimaginable beauty, mystery, and danger under the waves captivates the mind. In many ways, that call originates from a simple, unassuming island, islet, or sandbar. In Moalboal, Cebu, the song of the sea emanates from rocky Pescador Island.

  • Scientists Tracking 20 Green Marine Turtles Highlight Need To Protect Sea Life In Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape

    A study on the migration pattern of green marine turtles from the Turtle Island Heritage Park Protected Area calls for the establishment of a transboundary network of marine-protected areas (MPAs) in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape, which covers Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said.

    Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim of the DENRs Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) said scientists have been tracking green marine turtles to learn more about the mysterious marine wildlifes behavior.

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  • 2 Endangered Turtles Rescued Freed In Panay

    2 Endangered Turtles Rescued Freed In Panay

    Two endangered green sea turtles in Panay Island were recently rescued and released back to their natural habitat

    Jim Sampulna, Western Visayas director of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said both pawikans (as the locals call it) were found in northern Panay.

    A female Green Sea Turtle was freed in Numancia town, Aklan province by DENR-Aklans Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Unit (AMBCU).

    The turtle was accidentally trapped in the fishnet of a local fisherman Marcelo Bustamante, who sought DENRs assistance to check the turtles condition.
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  • DENR Releases Rescued Endangered Pawikan

    A large female Green Sea Turtle (Cheloniamydas) was recently released after it was rescued in the coastal area of Brgy. Navitas, Numancia, Aklan.

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Unit (DENR-PAMBCU) of PENRO-Aklan released the endangered species after it was established it is in good condition.

    According to DENR, the marine turtle was accidentally trapped in the fishnet owned by Auxiliary Ensign Marcelo Bustamante of the Philippine Coastguard.

    A fisherman at Brgy. Camanci Norte, also of Numancia, Bustamante soug ...

  • Malaking Pawikan Na-rescue Sa Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay

    Malaking Pawikan Na-rescue Sa Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay

    Isang malaking pawikan ang nalambat ng mga mangingisda na mayroong bigat na 180 kilograms. Ang nasabing pawikan ay kabilang sa species ng green sea turtle na isa umanong endangered species.

    Ayon kay Felix Badon, Ipil MENRO, nahuli ng lambat ng mangingisda ang pawikan sa Sibakya, Barangay Sanito ng Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. Agad itong ipinagbigay-alam sa kanilang tanggapan. Ito na ang ika-98 marine sea turtle na narescue ng LGU-Ipil mula noong taong 2012. Sa lahat naman aniya ng pawikan na kanilang na-rescue ay ito ang pinakamalaki sa lahat.

    Matapos na masuri at malagyan ng tag ng kawani ...

  • Nasagip Na Pawikan Sa Dalampasigan Pinakawalan Din

    Nagpapatrolya umano sa dalampasigan ng City Beach, Sitio Tagbarungis, Barangay Inagawan Sub ang mga tauhan ng Bantay Gubat South noong Linggo ng gabi nang mapansin ang isang malaking pawikan sa buhangin.

    Malakas pa umano ito kaya tingin nila maaaring naghahanap lang ito nang mapangingitlugan.

    Pangamba lang ng mga nakakita na baka maabuso ito ng mga residenteng naninirahan sa lugar at mga mangingisdang napapadaan kung papabayaan lang kaya inalagaan na muna nila ito.

    Tinatayang nasa 100 kilo ang pawikan na isang green sea turtle.

    Threatened na ang ganitong uri ng pawikan.

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