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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Baby Loggerhead Turtle

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By: Machangulo Beac...Machangulo Beach Lodge’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Machangulo Beach Lodge
Observed: 10th February 2016
Added: 21st May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Often baby sea turtles get washed back onto the beach if there are rough seas and strong tides. Luckily we found this little turtle before the crabs and sea birds and sent him back on his way into the ocean.

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Stranded at high tide

Loggerhead turtle
By: outrampsmarge
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersOutramps
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Location: Buffalo Bay
Observed: 6th April 2016
Added: 7th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Juvenile turtle with scutes running in parrallel lines down its brown carapace. something resembling seaweed was attached to the legs and carapace.

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Loggerhead

Loggerhead
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Two Oceans Aquarium
Observed: 21st February 2016
Added: 3rd April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Go and see them live for yourself: it is really worth it!

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Loggerhead

Loggerhead
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Two Oceans Aquarium
Observed: 21st February 2016
Added: 3rd April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Go and see them live for yourself: it is really worth it!

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Loggerhead hatchling

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Kosi Estuary mouth
Observed: 10th February 2016
Added: 12th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
Description:

Found in rock pool

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Seakeys iSimangaliso Project 2015

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By: Avril-Castelle ...
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: 7 mile reef, Sodwana
Observed: 29th April 2015
Added: 5th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Green Turtle

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By: lisa hengelein
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Sodwana Bay, 7 Mile, Mushroom Rocks
Observed: 26th June 2015
Added: 29th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Hawkspill Turtle

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By: lisa hengelein
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Sodwana Bay, 7 Mile, Mushroom Rocks
Observed: 26th June 2015
Added: 29th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Hawksbill

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By: lisa hengelein
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Sodwana Bay, Caves & Overhangs
Observed: 22nd June 2015
Added: 23rd June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Hawksbill turtle

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Crustacean AtlasSea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay, 7 Mile Reef
Observed: 5th September 2014
Added: 31st May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Turtle

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By: mary hunter
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: uSharka Marine World
Observed: 5th December 2011
Added: 26th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Seeskilpadjie

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By: Martli SlabberMartli Slabber’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Witsand, South Africa
Observed: 19th March 2015
Added: 22nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Youngster on the beach.

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Hawksbill Turtle

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By: Anna Strickling
Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 11th March 2015
Added: 11th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
Comments:5
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Hawksbill Turtle sub-adult

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Crustacean AtlasSea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay, 2 Mile Reef, White Tip
Observed: 3rd March 2015
Added: 4th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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tutle

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By: VARGASZONAS
SeaKeys
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Location: sodwana bay, 2 mile
Observed: 9th January 2015
Added: 14th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Green turtle

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By: VARGASZONAS
SeaKeys
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Location: sodwana bay, 2 mile
Observed: 7th January 2015
Added: 14th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Green Turtle

Green turtle
By: Arran HodsonArran Hodson’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sodwana Bay, 2 Mile Reef
Observed: 7th January 2015
Added: 13th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Green Turtle at 7 mile reef

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Crustacean AtlasSea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay, 7 Mile Reef
Observed: 24th November 2014
Added: 8th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Hawksbill Turtle in subtidal zone at Bhanga Nek

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Crustacean AtlasSea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Bhanga Nek, South Africa
Observed: 3rd February 2012
Added: 26th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:6
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Green Turtle in Bhanga Nek

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Crustacean AtlasSea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Bhanga Nek, South Africa
Observed: 29th March 2012
Added: 26th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Loggerhead turtle male

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Crustacean AtlasSea 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 Williams
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 5th November 2013
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Green turtle

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By: WEI Marine Trainees
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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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
Crustacean AtlasSea 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
Crustacean AtlasSea 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
Crustacean AtlasSea 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
Crustacean AtlasSea 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
Crustacean AtlasSea 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
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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
Crustacean AtlasSea 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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