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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  • 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 ...

  • Divers Help Pawikan Found To Have Nylon String Around Neck

    Divers Help Pawikan Found To Have Nylon String Around Neck

    Scuba divers on a recreational dive found an endangered green sea turtle (pawikan) with a nylon string around its neck in the waters of Busuanga, Palawan over the weekend.

    Omar Linsangan, a dive instructor, said he and some tourists from Hong Kong Cheuk Fung Keung, Claudia LukLuk, Cheuk wai Keung, and Kai Lung saw the pawikan having difficulty swimming due to the nylon string.

    The group did not hesitate to approach the green sea turtle and help it be free of the nylon string.

    At first, the pawikan was trying to break free from them but later on calmed down, allowing them to cut the st ...

  • Every Turtle Counts. Rescue And Release

    Every Turtle Counts. Rescue And Release

    A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was released to the Bohol Sea on the 23rd of January after it was found floating in the waters of Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental in the third week of September. The turtle was released by LAMAVE Researcher and Vet Dr Alessandro Ponzo in collaboration with Silliman University Institute of Environmental & Marine Sciences (IEMS), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Marine Conservation Philippines (MCP).

    The Philippines is home to green sea turtles, which play an important role in marine ecosystems by maintaining healthy seagrass beds an ...

  • Cooperation Key To Saving Coral Triangles Green Turtles

    Cooperation Key To Saving Coral Triangles Green Turtles

    Conservationists recently took a major step forward in their efforts to protect green turtles in the Coral Triangle with the establishment of a "turtle corridor" in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape, which encompasses the territorial waters of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia and is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the Coral Triangle.

    The announcement was made at an event hosted by environmental organisation Conservation International at the 12th Conference of Parties of the Convention of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 12), held last month in the Philippines.

    One of the ma ...

  • CURMA Releases 2nd Rescued Sea Turtle

    CURMA Releases 2nd Rescued Sea Turtle

    A female green sea turtle was released recently by CURMA, which was found and rescued by a fisherman in Taboc, San Juan, La Union last October 24.

    The sea turtle was accidentally entangled in his fishing net, and the local fisherman reported the incident to CURMA immediately. The rescued green sea turtle has a stunningly beautiful shell, measuring 57cm long and 54 cm wide. After checking her medical condition, she was tagged PH 1622-I and released back to the waters by CURMA volunteers.

    The population of sea turtle around the world has been seriously impacted due to human activities such ...