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

Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas News

  • Green Sea Turtle Released In Albay Sea

    A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was released and sent back to the sea, its natural habitat, by officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Naval Forces Southern Luzon in Barangay (village) Rawis in this city Thursday.

    The green sea turtle, estimated to be around 25 years old, was released at the beach of the naval station Julhasan Arasain.

    The turtle was found and saved by Sonny Alcantara, a fisherman, after it was entangled in a net at Malobago village in Manito town.

    Green sea turtles are considered endangered species.

  • 2 Green Turtles Released Back Into Tayabas Bay

    Two juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) were released back to the sea in Tayabas Bay before sunset Monday by local government officials, maritime police, "bantay dagat" (sea patrol) and environmentalists, authorities said Tuesday.

    Zeny Bernal, Tanggol Kalikasan (TK) Southern Luzon program director, said the female and male turtles with strands of nylon nets around their bodies were found by a couple while gathering oysters along the river bank in the coastal village of Talao-Talao here on Sunday.

    "Based from the rumors in the village, the turtles were hidden along the banks to be but ...

  • Bohol Chocolate Hills, Tarsiers And Amazing Life Under The Sea

    A tricycle took us to Larena where we caught the 1 pm Ocean jet fast ferry to Tagbilaran, Bohol. There we were met with the usual bunch of various vehicles wanting to drive us somewhere. We ended up sharing a van with another couple as the tricycle / bus combination sounded too complicated.

    The Lost Horizon Annex is not on the beach but only a 5 minute walk and the room was really nice, complete with a REAL shower and a mini fridge. YAY, cold drinking water! Alona Beach is much more built up and hawkers were everywhere. We listened to all their spiels and tried to figure out what to do whil ...

  • Weak Green Sea Turtle Sent To Ronda Sanctuary To Recover

    More than a month after a fisherman found a weak green sea turtle on the shore of Barangay Punta Engaño, the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (LDRRM) Office sent the sea creature to a marine sanctuary in Ronda town, Cebu to recover.

    Andy Berame, LDRRM officer, said that the turtle was placed in Santa Cruz Marine Sanctuary, where other rescued turtles are being kept.

    Berame explained that the sanctuary is being run by the local government of Ronda and administered by local fishermen.

    He said that there was a theory from the veterinarian of the Philippine Marine Ma ...

  • Protecting Turtle Territory

    They were rare olive ridley sea turtles, fast becoming extinct around the world, just hatched from a nest in the fine San Juan sand in La Union province, their specific nesting site up north.

    That started it all, says Marissa's son Carlos, a volunteer of Project CURMA (Coastal Underwater Resource Management Actions), a pawikan (sea turtle) conservation and protection program.

    A Science of Identity Foundation (SIF-CARE)-assisted conservation project, the Tamayos began to care for the olive ridleys from then on.

    "My sister Sachi began to train in the proper handling of nests until the e ...

  • Mga Baby Pawikan Pinakawalan Sa CamSur

    Mahigit 50 baby pawikan ang pinakawalan sa Ragay Gulf Camarines Norte. Nong nakaraang taon pa dumayo sa Ragay Gulg ang green sea turtle para mangitlog.