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Caretta caretta


3'. Carapace elongated, heart shaped, with 3 lines of knobby keels, 1 knob per scute; older individuals smoother, with central keel only; dark reddish brown. Plastron creamy yellow. Head large, with dark brown scales on top; beak pointed. Skin light yellow, scales of flippers dark brown, edged with yellow skin.


Oceans, bays, estuaries.


Most common sea turtle in Florida.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Hi Denise, could you please say why this spotting is in the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation mission?

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Juno Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 11, 2011
Submitted on Jul 17, 2012

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