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green turtle

n.
A large sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) of tropical waters worldwide, having greenish flesh that is prized as food, especially in turtle soup.
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green turtle

n
(Animals) a mainly tropical edible turtle, Chelonia mydas, with greenish flesh used to prepare turtle soup: family Chelonidae
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green′ tur′tle


n.
a sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, common in tropical and subtropical seas, the flesh of which is used for turtle soup.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.green turtle - large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soupgreen turtle - large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
Chelonia, genus Chelonia - green turtles
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Taganak Mayor Mohammad Faizal Jamalul said Vietnamese fishermen usually venture at night to catch green sea turtle, which is on the list of endangered species.
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.
She said that besides other reasons, freshwater turtles, tortoises, marine turtles (hatchlings of green sea turtle) were also the victims of poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
Last week, tourists leader George Constantinou shared a picture on Facebook of a green sea turtle trapped in a fishing net in the Moullia Reef, which he says now happens "quite often".
Reports reaching Manila said the three fishermen from the Badjao seagoing tribe were arrested by the regional maritime police and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Cebu last Saturday after the authorities found in their possession a dead green sea turtle.
Environmental stressors, including heavy metals, brought on by human activity are harming coastal green sea turtle populations.
It can be recalled that in 2017, Likharev made headlines after being arrested for violation of the Fisheries Code of the Philippines and a municipal ordinance when he killed a green sea turtle with a spear in Dauin, Negros Oriental.
THE first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paintshop in Hamburg - bearing the airline's distinctive and unique Hawaiian green sea turtle livery.
Moa, a loudmouth rooster, challenges Honu, a calm green sea turtle, in a race to determine who owns a clear, cool, Hawaiian spring.
The regional branch of the environmental affairs agency in Alexandria released on Tuesday night rescued a green sea turtle from the hands one of the merchants in Al-Seyouf district in the coastal city and returned it back to its environment.
Lockyer, who is director of operations at Hong Kong's Aqua meridian Conservation & Education Foundation, is awaiting for the arrival of green sea turtles. A large object that looks like a 'floating rock' could be a green sea turtle, he says, even as the sun hangs low on the horizon.