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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  • 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 ...

  • Pawikan Na-rescue Sa Ormoc

    Pawikan Na-rescue Sa Ormoc

    Isang pawikan ang na-rescue sa bayang ito Miyerkoles ng gabi matapos itong ma-trap sa mga bunuan o fish coral.

    Agad na nai-turnover sa Fisheries Division ang pawikan na nakita ng mangingisdang si Pablo Amorin sa Barangay Naungan. Sinuri din ang pawikan na napag-alamang isang green sea turtle.

    Mahigit sa isang metro ang haba nitong pawikan at may bigat na nasa 150 hanggang 200 kilograms.

    Pakakawalan na ang pawikan sa Biyernes o Sabado matapos na masigurong ito ay malusog.

    Binigyan naman ng Lokal na Pamahalaan ng Ormoc ng pinansyal na tulong na P4,000 ang may-ari ng bunuan, upang ito ...

  • Ilocos Norte Fishermen Release Green Sea Turtle

    A 15-kilogram green sea turtle measuring 50 by 40 centimeters was released back into the sea on late Sunday afternoon in the coastal village of Saud, Badoc town in Ilocos Norte.

    Sherman Valdez, village councilor and president of the Saud-Paratong Fishermen Association, said on Monday that they were fishing near the 1.5 kilometer Saud coastline when they noticed the endangered sea turtle entangled in the fishing net.

    As a Bantay Dagat member deputized by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Regional Office 1, the group is fully aware that catching the sea turtles and marine mamma ...

  • 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.