Suriname, more green turtles

This video is about Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas).

A video which is no longer on the Internet used to say about itself:

Over 275 seaweeds and two seagrasses are eaten by Hawaiian green turtles, Chelonia mydas Linnaeus, the most common sea turtle and the largest marine herbivore in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaiian green turtle population has increased in numbers since protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act; however, there has been a long-term decline in immature turtles’ somatic growth rates.

Because forage type and nutrition may have a role in green turtle growth, reproduction and long-term species viability, 16 macroalgal species, two seagrass species, and multi-specific turf from turtle foraging areas on four different islands were analyzed for protein, lipid, carbohydrate, water, ash, energy, amino acid, vitamin and mineral content.

Suriname, 23 February.

Tonight, we start looking for turtles a bit later than yesterday, at 1:15.

Many tracks of green turtles who have already gone back to the sea.

The first and second turtles of tonight have their nests closely together. The first one was still digging; the second one was going back to sea.

The third one was just laying its last eggs; then it started covering and camouflaging them.

Close to the nest, a ghost crab; a predator of baby turtles. The world’s fastest crustacean is the ghost crab, capable of reaching 4.5mph.

Turtles number four and five were still digging nest holes.

Green turtles and seagrass: here. And here.

5 thoughts on “Suriname, more green turtles

  1. Endangered green sea turtle set free in Negros

    09/14/2010 | 04:27 PM

    An endangered green sea turtle was set free after it was accidentally trapped in a fishnet in Negros Occidental over the weekend.

    The news site Visayan Daily Star said the incident occurred in the coastal waters of Bago City, facing the Guimaras Strait.

    Rosendo Lopez Jr. of the Bacolod Community Environment and Natural Resources Office wildlife unit said the female green sea turtle, measuring 85 by 79 centimeters, was in good health when it was set free.

    Bago City Environment Officer Vicente Mesias said the turtle was accidentally trapped in a “tangab” fish net in Sitio Puntaplaya, Poblacion Bago City on Sunday.

    The Green Sea Turtle, or Chelonia mydas, is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species and is protected from exploitation in most countries, including the Philippines.

    It is illegal to collect, harm or kill them, Lopez said. –VVP, GMANews.TV


  2. Rare, sick turtle found

    Newstalk ZB September 24, 2010, 2:41 pm

    A very sick, green sea turtle rarely found in New Zealand waters is being cared for by Massey University vets after being found on Otaki Beach.

    The species is usually found in tropical waters around ten degrees warmer than our seas – and is thought to be suffering “cold shock” and pneumonia.

    Her carers are keeping her in warm water and have inserted a fluid drip.
    A CT scan has also revealed a fracture of her shell.


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