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Green Sea Turtle

Chelonia mydas


Photo took in Qaruh Island, Kuwait.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago
Green Sea Turtle
Chelonia mydas Green sea turtle
Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea

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55 Comments (1–25)

The GeoDex
The GeoDex 5 years ago

What an adorable little guy, he's ready to face the world lol

LisaPowers 7 years ago

Project Noah Fact of the Day: "Sea turtles spend almost all their lives submerged, but must breathe air for the oxygen needed to meet the demands of vigorous activity. With a single explosive exhalation and rapid inhalation, sea turtles can quickly replace the air in their lungs. The lungs permit a rapid exchange of oxygen and prevent gases from being trapped during deep dives. Sea turtle blood can deliver oxygen efficiently to body tissues even at the pressures encountered during diving. During routine activity, green and loggerhead turtles dive for about four to five minutes, and surface to breathe for one to three seconds.

Turtles can rest or sleep underwater for several hours at a time, but submergence time is much shorter while diving for food or to escape predators. Breath-holding ability is affected by activity and stress, which is why turtles quickly drown in shrimp trawlers and other fishing gear." ~Wikipedia

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) spotted in Kuwait by PN user Mohammed Al-Saleh.

Crasher 9 years ago


CaseyFalk 9 years ago

Literally the cutest thing I have ever seen. Well done and awesome spot!

Cindyloohoo 10 years ago

That is one of THE BEST photos I have ever seen of a sea turtle. *applause* :) :) :)

celestialprincess101 10 years ago


Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 10 years ago

awesome photograph and a a belated congrats! would you move this from the amphibians category to the reptiles? thankyou!

Kira M
Kira M 10 years ago

that's adorable!

randp1 10 years ago

Great picture! Very cute.

Melodious 10 years ago

What a wonderful little creature, great photo!

DinDjarin 10 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Congrats Mohammed. Beautiful shot.

tihana.gasparic 10 years ago

turtle is the most wonderful creature .

cranbrook-sda-youth1 10 years ago


LuisStevens 10 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD Mohammed Al-Saleh! Beautiful picture!

Great capture Mohammed Al-Saleh,so cute and beautiful,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing such a beautiful spotting page

batex 10 years ago

Awesome spotting! It's so cute!

Tom15 10 years ago

Great spotting of the day!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

Fantastic picture! Congrats on SOTD Mohammed!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulations on this adorable SotD !

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations Mohammed Al-Saleh!

williefromwi 10 years ago

Congrats and might I add a fantastic capture of this sea turtle, Mohammed Al-Saleh

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 10 years ago

What a gorgeous little turtle. great shot Mohammed :-)

Mohammed Al-Saleh
Mohammed Al-Saleh 10 years ago

Thanks all and I'm apperiate that for all ;)

Mohammed Al-Saleh
Spotted by
Mohammed Al-Saleh

مدينة الكويت, العاصمة, Kuwait

Spotted on Aug 30, 2007
Submitted on Apr 15, 2013

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