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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  • Sea Turtle Stranded In Oriental Mindoro

    Sea Turtle Stranded In Oriental Mindoro

    A green sea turtle was stranded in Mansalay town, Oriental Mindoro province on Tuesday morning.

    This is the third turtle stranded in Barangay San Pedro in two weeks, said Cocoy Generoso, information officer of Mansalay.

    On July 7, a 60-kilo green sea turtle was stranded at Sitio Alupiran. A 65-kilo sea turtle was also found in the same area on June 26.

    "We've (also) documented five strandings and received about 20 reports of sightings of turtles," Generoso said.

    He said they attribute it to the local government's declaration about two years ago of Sitio Casabangan in the same villa ...

  • SEAFDEC PENRO Guimaras Release Healed Sea Turtles

    SEAFDEC PENRO Guimaras Release Healed Sea Turtles

    After a a much-needed rest, three green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) were finally released back to the sea in the island-province of Guimaras Island on July 11, 2018 at SEAFDEC Igang Marine Station in Nueva Valencia town.

    The turtles were released back to their natural habitat after treatment which lasted for five months to more than a year.

    The fully-recovered green sea turtles were tagged and released by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR PENRO) in G ...

  • CEZA Authorities Save Captured Green Sea Turtle

    CEZA Authorities Save Captured Green Sea Turtle

    A green sea turtle, classified as endangered, was recently rescued by officials of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) from the hands of Chinese guests in one of the resorts here.

    The turtle, locally known as pawikan, was seen by CEZA authorities carried in a sack which according to the Chinese guests were sold to them by a fisherman in Barangay San Vicente, this town.

    The pawikan (Chelona mydas) measured 58 centimeters long and 55 cm wide.

    After conducting a physical examination, CEZA Chief Safety Officer Avelino T. Natividad and Environmental Chief Ernesto Ablao assured that ...

  • Pawikang Isinako At Ibinaon Nailigtas Sa Palawan

    Pawikang Isinako At Ibinaon Nailigtas Sa Palawan

    Nailigtas ang isang pawikang isinako at ibinaon sa buhangin sa Mansaluyan Island sa Quezon, Palawan nitong Miyerkoles.

    Hinala ni Bayan Patroller Gregorio Villanueva, sadyang hinuli at itinago doon ang pawikan para ibenta.

    "Nag-iisland hopping kami, naglibot-libot ako sa island kaya nakita ko iyon," aniya.

    Agad namang ni-rescue ng bayan patroller at ng kasamahan nito ang pawikan at pinakawalan sa dagat.

    "Alam ko po kasing bawal ang paghuli noon sa batas natin," aniya.

    "Sa mga kababayan natin protektahan sana natin mga pawikan at iba pang buhay-ilang."

    Pinapurihan naman ng Pala ...

  • Turtle Hit By Arrow Rescued In Davao

    Turtle Hit By Arrow Rescued In Davao

    Fishermen and members of Bantay Dagat rescued an adult green sea turtle with an arrow stuck in its neck on the seashore of Barangay Centro, Agdao District here Friday morning.

    The injured pawikan was brought to Cleanergy park in Punta Dumalag, Barangay Matina Aplaya, a biodiversity park that serves as a sanctuary and nesting site for turtles.

    Demosthenes Amaga, officer-in-charge of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) enforcement division, observed that the arrow caused an inflammation on the turtle's neck bigger than its head.

    The weak pawikan, currently restin ...

  • Pawikan Nailigtas Matapos Aksidenteng Malambat Sa Palawan

    Pawikan Nailigtas Matapos Aksidenteng Malambat Sa Palawan

    Nailigtas ang isang green sea turtle matapos aksidenteng malambat sa Barangay Oring-Oring, Brookes Point, Palawan nitong Miyerkoles.

    Base sa pagsusuri, isa itong adult size green sea turtle na may lapad na 64 centimeters at habang 67 centimeters.

    Walang tinamong sugat ang pawikan at agad itong pinakawalan sa karagatan nitong Huwebes.

    "In good condition naman po ang pawikan kaya pinakawalan na rin natin ito. Good thing, mabilis na nakita ito at naagapan na magkaroon ng sugat sa mga palikpik," ani Leozel Padrigo, ecosystems management specialist.

    Ayon naman sa City Environment and Na ...