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Green Sea Turtle

Chelonia mydas

Description:

unfortunately he took me by surprise by being underneath an overhang in the middle of a swim though, he backed out then turned towards me and swam right over me up and out , i had to lean right back to avoid him as he was huge! i just wish i hadn't been so surprised i would have taken more and better pics :(

Habitat:

small caves and sea grass between 9 and 12 m deep on Aliwal Shoal


1 species ID suggestions

Green Sea Turtle
Chelonia mydas Green sea turtle

3 Comments

chebeague7
chebeague7 6 years ago

Love it!

Little_Betty
Little_Betty 7 years ago

thank you :D

ChandlerSharp
ChandlerSharp 7 years ago

I think it's a green sea turtle.

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lat: -30.25, Long: 30.82

Spotted on Feb 21, 2010
Submitted on Nov 21, 2011

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