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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  • 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.

  • 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.

    Five of the worlds eight marine ...

  • 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.