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.