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Green Sea Turtle - Chelonia mydas

(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Adult, Sea Turtle Preservation Center, Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California
Adult, Sea Turtle Preservation Center, Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California
   
Habitat
Green Sea turtle habitat
Habitat, Gulf of California, Baja California
 
Short Video of this Species
Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtles surface while feeding near the mouth of the San Gabriel River, California, U.S.A.. About every 5 minutes I saw one of these turtles surface to breathe air for just a few seconds, but there was no way to tell when and where one would come up, which made it difficult to photograph them. The only solution was to set up the video camera, turn it on, and hope a turtle would surface within its view.
   

References:


Grismer, L. Lee. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés. The University of California Press, 2002.

McPeak, Ron H. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California. Sea Challengers, 2000.

San Diego Natural History Museum







Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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