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Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. Photo by Caitlin Faulkner shot from aboard Royal Hawaiian Catamaran

Hawaiian Sea Turtles
Hawaii Green Sea Turtles
Facts about Green Sea Turtles
Snorkeling with Green Sea Turtles


Select Facts About Sea Turtles

Hawaii Sea Turtles

Snorkeling with Hawaiian
Green Sea Turtles


Green Sea Turtles

Hawksbill Sea Turtles

Leatherback Sea Turtles

Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Sea Turtle History

Sea Turtle Protection

Threats Currently Facing
Sea Turtles


Sea Turtles
References and Links


Threats currently facing sea turtles include:

• destruction of coral reef
• loss of nesting beaches through human development activities
• pollution of the oceans by chemicals and garbage
• harvesting of turtles for their shells, leather, and meat
• poaching of turtle eggs
• death in driftnets, gillnets, longline fishing gear, shrimp trawling nets, and other fishing gear
• a mysterious and fatal disease called fibropapilloma, whose cause and cure are still unknown, and which is at epidemic levels in parts of Hawaii and Florida, and other areas of the world.

Sea Turtles References and Links

Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
National Marine Fisheries Service - Library
http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/library/greenseaturtle.html

NOAA The Kid's Times: Green Sea Turtle
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/education/kids_times_turtle_green.pdf

NOAA Fisheries - Office of Protected Resources - Green Sea Turtle
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/green.htm

World Turtle Trust
http://world-turtle-trust.org/turtleinfo.html

Caribbean Conservation Corporation & Sea Turtle Survival Leaque
http://cccturtle.org/species_world.htm

Earthtrust - Green Sea Turtles
http://www.earthtrust.org/wlcurric/turtles.html

 

 
 

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