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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  • 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

    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 ...

  • DENR Returns Two Turtles To Sea In Northern Samar

    Two turtles where released back to the sea in a town in Northern Samar, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office.

    DENR Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca told Manila Bulletin that its field office in Northern Samar released the green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Bobon town.

    Sibbaluca said that based in the report from Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Northern Samar, one of the turtles was found ashore in Barangay Magsaysay, Bobon, by a resident and turned over to local authorit ...

  • 2 Green Turtles Set Free In Quezons Lamon Bay

    Two juvenile green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) were released into the Lamon Bay fronting the island town of Alabat in Quezon province on Monday, police said.

    In a post on the Alabat police Facebook page, police said the two marine turtles were rescued by fisherman Freddie Aceron in Barangay Balungay after he saw the sea creatures trapped in his fishnet.

    Aceron contacted the local office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, which sent personnel to attend to the rescued turtles.

    Several photos showed a BFAR employee, assisted by policemen, examined the turtles before these ...

  • 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 ...