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Green Sea Turtle

Chelonia mydas

Description:

The Green Sea Turtle, AKA: Black Sea Turtle, Pacific Green Turtle, or Honu, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace. Like other sea turtles, green sea turtles migrate long distances between feeding grounds and hatching beaches. Many islands worldwide are known as Turtle Island due to green sea turtles nesting on their beaches.

Habitat:

Green Sea Turtle spotted at Kahe Point (Electric Beach) Ohau, Hawaii.

Notes:

Another sea turtle, but this one is fun. While searching Kahe Point (Electric Beach) day after day looking for sharks, I came across several Green Sea Turtles, or Honu, sleeping in the little outcropping where the sharks "were supposed to be". He is one of the turtles sleeping/resting in a tiny sea cave.

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SargonR
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SargonR

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Mar 30, 2014
Submitted on Apr 26, 2014

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