Friday Deep-Sea Picture: Chelonia mydas

This picture seems timely as I long to return to the Big Island. It’s a photo I took of a green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas that I latter snorkeled with. Punaluu Beach Park on the east side of the island is popular beaching spot for C. mydas. Currently the species is listed by the IUCN and CITES as endangered. Juveniles, rarely encountered, are believed to spend their time in deep, pelagic waters feeding.

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  1. It’s only a little more than 3 weeks into the new year, and we’ve received reports of 3 turtle strandings in the state I am living in (Malaysia), two of which were green turtles. I even buried the second one, which was a male :(

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