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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  • 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.

    Pinakawa ...

  • Sea Turtles Rescued Released

    Two green sea turtles locally known as "pawikan" were tagged and released by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and Bantay Dagat (sea patrollers) of Ivisan town last June 10 at Sapi-an Bay.

    The recent release of the marine turtles back to their habitat makes the total number of rescued and released pawikans to 12 based on PENRO records from January to June 10 this year.

    The 12 green sea turtles were all rescued by Ivisan fishermen.

    It was learned that the local government unit of Ivisan gives incentives to fishermen who rescue and turnover sea turtles to B ...

  • Volunteer Blog Nicky Allan

    Volunteer Blog Nicky Allan


    Although the BRUVS project is centered around elasmobranch research, we were all given side projects to work on individually. I was lucky enough to become the 'Turtle Lady', tasked with creating an ID catalogue of all the turtles around Apo Reef island and Pandan island, close to Sablayan. Pandan island is home to a well-known resort as well as many enormous resident green turtles. It has been the site of many relaxing days off from the project – a place to snorkel, dive, play pool and eat bruschetta. On each visit you can find yourself snorkeling with as many as 5 turtles at ...

  • Exploring The Underwater World Of Critters

    Exploring The Underwater World Of Critters

    The creature blended in with the corals almost invisible at about 2 inches. Adorned with spikes from head to tail, it waltzed along with the waves of the soft corals, which it calls home.

    Found along the coast of Dauin was the first ghost ornate pipefish I have ever seen in my entire two years of scuba diving. I almost missed it, if not for my dive guide from Coral Dive and Adventure Zamboanguita named Koykoy, who spotted the pipefish on a small family of delicate whip corals at a dive site called Cars in Dauin, a few kilometers away from the city of Dumaguete.

    My heart started to thump ...

  • Green Turtles Pinamumugaran Ang Baguan Island Sa Tawi-Tawi

    Baguan Island sa Tawi-Tawi, pinamumugaran ng green turtles.

  • Turtle Island In Tawi-Tawi Communing With The Amazing Green Sea Turtle

    Turtle Island In Tawi-Tawi Communing With The Amazing Green Sea Turtle

    After a six-hour bumpy ride at sea, one jaunts ashore at Baguan.

    This inhabited but still pristine isle of an island, in what's popularly known as the Turtle Islands Group, well, it's "on that side" of Celebes Sea – actually closer to Sandakan, Malaysia than to Bongao, or Simunul, or Sitangkai.

    This part of our Philippine Archipelago is a favorite breeding ground of the Green Sea Turtle.

    In local generic parlance, the Pawikan.

    Arriving at night, our News5 team right away encounters several Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) waddling ashore to lay their eggs on the warm sand, more ...