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green sea turtle

Chelonia mydas

Description:

Found this greenback sea turtle hanging out on some rocks in a small inlet. He did not seem threatened by us at all.

Habitat:

Coastal areas.

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6 Comments

DerrickLK
DerrickLK 9 years ago

I'm not sure Keith. We watched it for about 20-30 minutes then it went back in the water. I don't know much about their behavior to tell you the truth.

keithp2012
keithp2012 9 years ago

That seems like odd behavior unless its egg laying season for females, sure it wasn't sick?

DerrickLK
DerrickLK 9 years ago

Thanks!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Nice spotting

DerrickLK
DerrickLK 9 years ago

I snorkeled behind one for a while and it never seemed bothered by me. They are so fun to watch.

Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 9 years ago

I have scubaed with these guys. They are so graceful in the water.

DerrickLK
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DerrickLK

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Mar 21, 2011
Submitted on Feb 17, 2012

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