Observations in the Family: Cheloniidae

English Name: Sea Turtles

Tiny Turtle

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By: outrampsandra
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
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Location: Bayview Beach
Observed on: 7th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
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: 3
Comments: 1
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: 2
Comments: 3
Description: I found this old picture. Thought I'd share it.

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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: 2
Comments: 0
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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