Some of Polis Chrysochous' beaches are major nesting sites for the Mediterranean Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), which is an endangered species, along with the Green Turtle (Chelonia
mydas) which nests in the Lara/Toxeftra area of the Akamas Peninsula.
In 2016, officials from the Supreme Council for Environment blamed fishermen, who go trawling for shrimp, for killing eight Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia
mydas) which got caught in fishing nets.
Mejorada said the dead marine animal was identified as a female green sea turtle (Chelonia
mydas) and found with a "wound/laceration near the base of its left flipper." He said a necropsy could not be performed due to the decomposed and bloated condition of the turtle's carcass.
Surprisingly, however, the team spotted on the shore a large green turtle (Chelonia
mydas), which was later found to have a disability.
La tortuga verde (Chelonia
mydas Linnaeus, 1758) se reproduce y alimenta en varias zonas a lo largo de la linea costera de Venezuela (Rodriguez et al.
The IUCN classifies the hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) as critically endangered, the green turtle (Chelonia
mydas) as endangered, and the loggerhead (Caretta caretta) as vulnerable.
This nesting ground of the endangered green turtle, the chelonia
mydas, is found on the coast of Oman.
EPAA chairperson Hana Saif Al Suwaidi said: "This study, one of the only studies in the region to focus on the ingestion of marine debris by sea turtles, is very important because the green turtle (Chelonia
mydas) is endangered.
The Ozobranchus leech is a candidate mechanical vector for the fibropapilloma-associated turtle herpesvirus found latently infecting skin tumors on Hawaiian green turtles (Chelonia
The wetland hosts three globally threatened marine turtles, the critically endangered hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the endangered green turtle (Chelonia
mydas) and the vulnerable olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
In Palawan, five kinds of sea turtles can be found namely green turtles (Chelonia
mydas), hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerheads (Caretta caretta), and leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea).
Marine turtles such as the Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia
mydas) are known to stray north into British Columbian and Alaskan waters during periods of warming (Carl 1955; McAlpine and others 2002, 2004, 2007; Matsuda and others 2006), especially during el Nino events.