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Green Sea Turtle

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Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

No worries Anne. Started that way too. Mislabeled my first turtle spotting as well. Love these creatures :-)

anneastorga 9 years ago

Thanks for noting that Eric. :) I was pretty confused myself. Haha.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

Hi Anne. This looks like a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and not a Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Looking at the head shot, this has a single pair of prefrontal scutes (scales between the eyes) characteristic of Green Sea Turtles. Hawksbills would have 2 pairs of prefrontal scutes.
You might want to check this guide -


HeatherLiggett 9 years ago

Love this!!!

anneastorga 9 years ago

Totally agree with you Jason Alexander :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago

I love Bali.. You can make a mission about marine life in Bali..^^

anneastorga 9 years ago

Thanks Elsa :)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Nice shot. The two fishes swimming with the turtle are remoras. They are scavengers.

Elsa 9 years ago

Beautiful and traquil shot :)

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Mataram, Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Mar 17, 2013
Submitted on Feb 21, 2013

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