Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

On this occasion we will discuss about the green sea turtle, why we chose green sea turtle? because the green sea turtle is an animal from the species of turtle that most widely populations compared with other turtles. Green turtle or green sea turtle known as (Chelonia mydas), is one type of sea turtles are common and more numerous compared to some other turtles.
Green sea turtle
Green sea turtle picture

The meaning of the other turtles are Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), leatherback turtle (Dermochelys olivacea), Flatback turtle (Natator depressus) and Loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta).

Green sea turtle facts from the various sources, for example on the region Derawan indicates that the population of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Derawan Islands, Berau, East Kalimantan, continued to decline since seven years ago. The existence of this endangered species is threatened, because human activities and impacts of tourism. Based on WWF monitoring of green turtles in Derawan, the number of green turtles lay their eggs in Derawan declining trend in 2004-2011. In 2004 for example, there were 403 turtles that lay eggs, then to 340 in 2008 , 224 (2009), 231 (2010), and finally 259 (2011).

Green sea turtle habitat are very rare in temperate waters, we would be hard to find these types of green turtles in the territorial waters of the northern and southern hemisphere. However, very widely spread in tropical regions near the coast of the continent and surrounding islands. Much has been discussed about the life of green turtles in the sea Indonesia, Hawaiian and tropical countries.

Green turtle populations can be easily found the coast of Africa, India and Southeast Asia and along the shoreline of coastal Australia and South Pacific Islands. there are a number of nesting areas and foraging areas important for green turtles. They can also be found in the Mediterranean and sometimes in the north to British coastal waters.

green sea turtle pictures

Green sea turtle reproduction, for mature age sex is not certain: the current estimate of about 45 to 50 years. Female green turtles migrate within the vast region between feeding and spawning areas, but tend to follow the shoreline across compared to the open ocean.

Today there are very urgent environmental protection management efforts are native animals that not only applies to green sea turtle breeding area but also in some areas are green sea turtle migration routes in search of food.

Conservation and protection efforts should not just on paper but more towards the rill maintenance practices in order to maintain the viability of these animals and the natural environment. Obviously this effort will lead to the reality that environmental protection and maintenance of biodiversity rill sea so that our grandchildren can still see the animals swim swiftly in the ocean.

green sea turtle facts

The last message from the author, keep the green sea turtle to stay awake on our earth. Because the life and the preservation of green sea turtle is quite dependent on us. So that our grandchildren can still see so wonderful variety of animals living in the wild. Take care of the earth, guard our life, respect life, keep our earth green.