marine turtle

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Noun1.marine turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippersmarine turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
Chelonia mydas, green turtle - large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup
Caretta caretta, loggerhead turtle, loggerhead - very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas
ridley - a marine turtle
Eretmochelys imbricata, hawkbill, hawksbill, hawksbill turtle, tortoiseshell turtle - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell
Dermochelys coriacea, leatherback, leatherback turtle, leathery turtle - wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle
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secondly, by recycling with us during this initiative, we make you a supporter to the Marine Turtle Conservation
The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is a large marine turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae, class Reptilia.
She said: "WWF works on many aspects of marine turtle conservation, addressing threats facing these species such as the degradation of their habitats, unsustainable fishing practices, hunting, poaching and illegal trade.
leadership to conserve them, Congress passed the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004.
The Marine Turtle Bycatch and Longline Observer program, sponsored by WWF Vietnam, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Culimer, aims to better monitor tuna longline fishing for the bycatch of marine turtles, sharks and other fish species, and to test the effectiveness of new circle hook technology to reduce marine turtle bycatch.
The Dead Marine Turtle Monitoring Programme found 41 dead marine turtles during the last two weeks of July, indicating a mortality rate of 2.6 turtles per day.
Marine Turtle Conservation Fund All marine turtles in the world are listed under the Endangered Species Act and six of the seven species are considered imperiled by the World Conservation Union.
Filmed in collaboration with marine turtle researchers and scientists, this interactive DVD covers marine turtle life cycles, worldwide terrestrial and underwater footage, long-distance migrations, threats, research, international conversation efforts, rehabilitation facilities and practices and volunteer programs.
As a result, Aridjis decided to dedicate himself to what he calls Mexico's three great migratory species-the butterfly, the marine turtle and the gray whale.
Meanwhile, a previously undiscovered nest inside a coal-fired power plant in Davao City has yielded a total of 115 marine turtle hatchlings that made their way to the sea on March 29.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has declared all marine turtle species as endangered and Turtle Islands as the only major nesting ground for green sea turtles in Southeast Asia.
The WILD Act would also expand the Marine Turtle Conservation Act grant program to include tortoises and freshwater turtles, establishing a new source of funding for these priority species.

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