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  • Xcaret Park, Xcaret, Mexico
  • Xcaret Park, Xcaret, Mexico
  • Xcaret Park, Xcaret, Mexico
  • Swimming In An Aquarium, Xcaret, Mexico, North America
  • Catalina Island Conservancy, Chula Vista, California, USA
  • Xcaret Park, Xcaret, Mexico
  • Xcaret Park, Xcaret, Mexico
  • Xcaret Park, Xcaret, Mexico
  • Xcaret Park, Xcaret, Mexico

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The Head Of A Green Sea Turtle

Chelonia mydas

Xcaret Park, Xcaret, Mexico

Endangered

Green turtles, like other sea turtle species, are particularly susceptible to population declines because of their vulnerability to anthropogenic impacts during all life-stages: from eggs to adults. Perhaps the most detrimental human threats to green turtles are the intentional harvests of eggs and adults from nesting beaches and juveniles and adults from foraging grounds. Unfortunately, harvest remains legal in several countries despite substantial subpopulation declines (e.g., Humphrey and Salm 1996, Fleming 2001, Fretey 2001). In addition, a number of incidental threats impact green turtles around the world. These threats affect both terrestrial and marine environments, and include bycatch in marine ... Read More

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Seminoff, J.A. (Southwest Fisheries Science Center, U.S.) 2004. Chelonia mydas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T4615A11037468. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T4615A11037468.en