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green sea turtle

Chelonia mydas


The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle, or Pacific green turtle,[3] is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia.[4] Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.[5] The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace.


Hawaiian Islands


A few swam out to bask in the sun. This one had an old scar on it's right posterior, possibly caused by a shark bite.

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Lari Pekurar
Lari Pekurar 9 years ago

Thank you! :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

Great find and beautiful series!

Lari Pekurar
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Lari Pekurar

Lahaina, Hawaii, United States

Spotted on Jan 12, 2015
Submitted on Jan 21, 2015

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