Observations in the Family: Cheloniidae

English Name: Sea Turtles

Green turtle

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By: WEI Marine TraineesWEI Marine Trainees's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

loggerhead covered in algae

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 4th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Male Loggerhead

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 25th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Loggerhead in cave

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 24th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Loggerhead turtle

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 31st May 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: male - long tail

hawksbill face

hawksbill face
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 10th February 2012
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Green Turtle eating a sponge, followed by angelfish

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 27th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 5

green turtle

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 8th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

hawksbill turtle

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 20th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Hawksbill turtle at Cowrie Reef

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By: Pbsouthwood
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLDSouthern Underwater Research Group
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Location: Cowrie reef, Scottburgh
Observed on: 4th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Loggerhead Turtle hatchlings leaving the nest

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Boteler Point
Observed on: 13th February 2011
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Loggerhead Turtle - Tripod

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay, Stringer
Observed on: 16th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 21st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Hawksbill Turtle

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay, 2 Mile Reef
Observed on: 8th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 14th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Loggerhead turtle

Loggerhead turtle
By: Talitha Noble
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Bhanga Nek, Sodwana
Observed on: 1st March 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Male Green Turtle

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 11th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 12th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 3

Loggerhead turtle at Eelskin Ridge

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Eelskin Ridge, Aliwal Shoal
Observed on: 24th July 2004
Added to iSpot: 5th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Tiny Turtle

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By: outrampsandra
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Location: Bayview Beach
Observed on: 7th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3
Description: Another low (neap) tide surprise. Following huge swells this little turtle was washed up onto the beach. Carapace from front to tail end about 7cm. No nothches or tags noticed. One can only wonder where this tiny creature hatched, northern KZN or Maputaland, presumably. Any idea of its age?

Hawksbill Turtles Mating

Hawksbill Turtle, (Eretmochelys imbricata) pair mating
By: Iain.OlivierIain.Olivier's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Praslin, Seychelles
Observed on: 24th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 4
Description: While scuba diving near Praslin, Seychelles. Some interesting mating behavior was observed between two Hawksbill turtles.

Loggerhead

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sodwana
Observed on: 30th December 2011
Added to iSpot: 1st November 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3
Description: I found this old picture. Thought I'd share it.

seeskilpad

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By: koosclaassens
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: 8, Jan Baard Cres
Observed on: 25th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 25th December 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Baby Turtel

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By: paris cat
Location: 82, Main Rd Beach in front of St James Pool
Observed on: 20th April 2010
Added to iSpot: 8th November 2012
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3
Description: No others seen

Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)

Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
By: honeybee
Location: Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal
Observed on: 9th December 2009
Added to iSpot: 24th June 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1
Description: We tagged sea turtles during the nesting season and sprayed them with an anti-bacterial spray (blue) to prevent infections.

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