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Green Sea Turtle - Honu

Chelonia mydas


Green sea turtles have very short snouts and their beaks are not hooked like the hawksbill turtle. Despite their name they are not green.


Marine tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Especially in more shallow waters where they can feed on seagrasses.


This sea turtle was swimming alongside my kayak, surfacing and breathing heavily. It was enjoying the salt wedge in the river. "Green" comes from the color of their fat

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Hawaiʻi, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Aug 22, 2012

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