Observations in the Family: Cheloniidae

Common Name: Sea Turtles

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Loggerhead turtle male

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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, 2 Mile Reef, Caves and Overhangs
Observed: 11th December 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Tagged Turtle

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By: Alan WilliamsAlan Williams’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 5th November 2013
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Green turtle

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By: WEI Marine TraineesWEI Marine Trainees’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 27th September 2014
Added: 4th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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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: 4th May 2012
Added: 24th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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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: 25th November 2013
Added: 24th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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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: 24th January 2014
Added: 24th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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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: 31st May 2014
Added: 24th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

male - long tail

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hawksbill face

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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: 10th February 2012
Added: 23rd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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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: 27th July 2014
Added: 21st October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:5
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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: 8th May 2012
Added: 21st October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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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: 20th August 2014
Added: 18th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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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: 4th August 2014
Added: 12th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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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: 13th February 2011
Added: 25th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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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: 16th May 2012
Added: 21st July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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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, 2 Mile Reef
Observed: 8th May 2012
Added: 14th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Loggerhead turtle

Loggerhead turtle
By: Talitha Noble
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Bhanga Nek, Sodwana
Observed: 1st March 2014
Added: 12th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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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: 11th September 2013
Added: 12th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Loggerhead turtle at Eelskin Ridge

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By: Pbsouthwood
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLDSouthern Underwater Research Group
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Location: Eelskin Ridge, Aliwal Shoal
Observed: 24th July 2004
Added: 5th May 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Tiny Turtle

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By: outrampsandra
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenOutrampsWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
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Location: Bayview Beach
Observed: 7th April 2014
Added: 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?

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Hawksbill Turtles Mating

Hawksbill Turtle, (Eretmochelys imbricata) pair mating
By: Iain.OlivierIain.Olivier’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Praslin, Seychelles
Observed: 24th November 2013
Added: 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.

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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: 30th December 2011
Added: 1st November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

I found this old picture. Thought I'd share it.

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seeskilpad

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

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By: paris cat
Location: 82, Main Rd Beach in front of St James Pool
Observed: 20th April 2010
Added: 8th November 2012
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:3
Description:

No others seen

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Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)

Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
By: honeybee
Location: Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal
Observed: 9th December 2009
Added: 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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