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Galápagos Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas agassisi

Description:

Taken in Sullivan Bay at Santiago Island. The most common species of sea turtle in the Galápagos. This one could have been hit by a boat, thus the white patch on its shell (as explained by our naturalist). The final picture is of a nest which was roped off to protect the eggs.

Habitat:

Shallow waters and lagoons around the islands

Notes:

Subspecies endemic to the Galápagos

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1 Comment

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Take more trips you bring back such interesting pictures and reports.

llundstrom24
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llundstrom24

Parroquia Huaquillas, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador

Spotted on May 23, 2009
Submitted on Apr 1, 2011

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