Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle
(Chelonia Mydas)

Quick Facts | Organizations & Associations | Online Databases | Selected Literature | Literature by Topic | Further Research

Quick Facts

  • listed as threatened
  • Found throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago, at a range of about 2450 km
  • A gentle vegetarian, feeding almost exclusively on algae
  • The most valuable of all reptiles, they were once killed for their skins, calipee, meat and shells, but are no longer hunted in Hawaii
  • In parts of Hawaii (Honokowai) more than 90% of the green sea turtles are afflicted with fibropapilloma tumors
  • The largest of the hard-shelled marine turtles: common adult weight of 115 kg and length of over 90 cm
  • Hatchlings: 4-5 cm in length

Organizations & Associations

Seaturtle.org
     Providing rich online resources and solutions in support of sea turtle conservation and research, including the Marine Turtle Newsletter, the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles, Marine Turtle Research Group and the registration and administration of the Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.
Chelonian Research Foundation
     Products, publishes, and supports of worldwide turtle and tortoise research, with an emphasis on conservation, systematic relationships, geographic distribution, natural history, morphology, and the scientific basis of chelonian biodiversity and conservation. Includes Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter, International Journal of Turtle and Tortoise Research; and a searchable CRF reprint database.
IUCN/SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group
     Founded in 1966, the Group develops, supports, and implements programs that promote the restoration and survival of healthy marine turtle populations on their natural ecological roles.
Marine Turtle Conservation Programme
     Supported by Marine Conservation Society (UK), the program aims to enhance the conservation of marine turtles worldwide.
California Turtle & Tortoise Club
     Disseminating information about turtles and tortoises preservation, Conservation, and study and education, publishing the Tortuga Gazette (ISSN: 1073-1334) monthly.
Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.)
     Non-profit, volunteer organization that monitors the sea turtles of the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Ocean Conservancy: Sea Turtle
     One of the largest and oldest organization dedicated solely to protecting the oceans, combines science-based advocacy, grassroots activism, litigation, education and outreach to find lasting solutions to issues affecting our oceans and all marine life.
Sea Turtle Association of Japan
     Counting nesting and passing by turtles throughout Japan, including the Loggerhead, Green, Hawskbill, Leatherback and Olive Ridley.
Turtle Trax
     A website from Hawaii, devoted to marine turtles and one particular group of Hawaiian green sea turtles.
EuroTurtle
     A rich source of scientific data and reports on the current state of turtle conservation in the Mediterranean. Within the conservation section there are detailed notes on the biology and distribution of the seven species of marine turtle.
Sea Turtle Protection and Conservation
     An electronic library, provided by NOAA Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources, about conservation efforts the U.S. endangered species, marine mammal, coral reef, and reports and publications, including the programs and policies.
Tortoise Trust
     One of the world's largest tortoise and turtle organization, has developed new methods of husbandry, and has actively campaigned for the conservation and protection of tortoises and turtles around the world.
NMFS Galveston Fisheries Laboratory: Sea Turtles section NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center: Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program North Pacific Fishery Management Council Pacific Fishery Management Council Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

Online Databases

Marine Turtle Nesting Database
     Sponsored by the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), it is a subset of a global database developed by UNEP-WCMC (United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre) to present spatial data of marine turtle nesting sites in the Indian Ocean regionon the Internet.
Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (Univ. of Florida)
     Home site for the CTURTLE listserv, the Sea Turtle Online Bibliography, Marine Turtle DNA Sequence Patterns, Sea Turtle Tag Inventory database, satellite telemetry tracking projects, and more.
ABSEARCH, Inc.
     Databases collecting natural resources to include topics on Wildlife, Fisheries, Ornithology, Ecology, Conservation Biology, Mammalogy, Ichthyology, Herpetology, and Zoology.
Herplit Database
     Consists of approximately 50,000 herpetological citations dating from 1586 to the present. Approximately 35% of the publications listed were published prior to 1980. About 17% of the publications have been published since 1996.
Crocodilian, Tuatara and Turtle Species of the World
     The classic taxonomy edited by F. Wayne King and Russell Burke. Now on-line.

Selected Literature

Reference

The Biology of Sea Turtles. v.2
Lutz PL, Musick JA, eds. 2003.
PIFSC Library, QL666.C536 B56 2003
Encyclopedia of turtles.
Pritchard PCH. 1979.
PIFSC Library, QL666.C5 P84
     The classic turtle book, very well written and easy to read, presenting basic facts on the biology and natural history of the world's chelonians.
Handbook of turtles; the turtles of the United States, Canada, and Baja California.
Carr AF. 1952.
PIFSC Library, QL666 .C5C34
So excellent a fishe; a natural history of sea turtles.
Carr AF. 1967, 1984.
Turtles of the United States and Canada.
Ernst CH, Lovich JE, Barbour RW. 1994.
UHM Hamilton Library, QL666.C5 E76 1994
Turtles of the World.
Ernst CH. 1989.
PIFSC Library, QL666.C5 E77 1989
     It covers the species of turtle and tortoise worldwide. Good layout makes it easy to find information on each species and to identify turtles and tortoises.
The Turtles of Venezuela.
Pritchard PCH, Trebbau P. 1984.
UHM Hamilton Library, QL666.C5 P853 1984
     One of the finest turtle books ever produced, with lots of real data, information, descriptions, anecdotes, photographs and even paintings.

Journals

Chelonian Conservation and Biology
ISSN: 1071-8443
Publishing History: v. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1993)-
Library Holdings: v. 2, no. 2 (Oct. 1996), v. 3, no. 1-4 (1999), v. 4, no. 1 (2001)-Present
Location: Alphabetical with Chelonian
     International scientific peer-reviewed journal of cosmopolitan and broad-based coverage of all aspects of conservation and biology of all chelonians, including freshwater turtles, marine turtles, and tortoises.
Marine Turtle Newsletter
ISSN: 0839-7708
Publishing History: v. 1 (1976)-
Library Holdings: v. 1 (1976)-
Location: Alphabetical with Marine
     Published quarterly in two languages (English and Spanish) and information concerning the biology, conservation, management, legal status and survival prospects of all species of endangered and threatened sea turtles.
Herpetological Review
     Published by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR), the largest international herpetological society.
Journal of Herpetology
ISSN: 0022-1511
     Published by SSAR, a quarterly publication on the biology of amphibians and reptiles, with emphasis on behavior, biochemistry, conservation, ecology, evolution, morphology, physiology, and systematics.the largest international herpetological society.
Herpetological Bulletin
     Pulished quarterly by British Herpetological Society, include full length papers, book reviews, letters from readers, society news and other items of general herpetological interest. Emphasis is placed on natural history, captive breeding and husbandry, veterinary and behavioural articles.
Herpetologica
ISSN: 0018-0831
     Published quarterly by The Herpetologists' League, Inc, it is devoted to articles that further the knowledge of the biology of amphibians and reptiles.
Copeia
ISSN: 0045-8511
Publishing History: no. 1-173 (Dec. 27, 1913 - Oct./Dec. 1929); (Apr. 1930)-
Library Holdings: no. 1-173 (Dec. 27, 1913 - Oct./Dec. 1929); (Apr. 1930)-
Location: Alphabetical with C
     An internationally respected, widely-cited quarterly that publishes original research on fishes, amphibians and reptiles, emphasizing systematics, ecology, behavior, genetics, morphology and physiology.
Herpetofauna
     Published by Australiasian Affiliation of Herpetological Societies.
Herpetological Journal
     A prestigious journal pulished quarterly by British Herpetological Society.
Monitor: Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society
     Publications on all aspects of herpetology and aimed at all levels ranging from professional, through institutions such as zoos and keepers to those who have a stronger than average interest in reptiles but (as yet) little detailed knowledge.
Applied Herpetology
ISSN: 1570-7539
     An international journal addressing research on amphibians and reptiles with a focus on biodiversity, conservation, environmental monitoring, farming, natural products development and wildlife management.
Contemporary Herpetology
ISSN: 1094-2246
     Contemporary Herpetology publishes articles covering all aspects of herpetology, including ecology, ethology, systematics, conservation biology, and physiology. CH also publishes monographs, points-of-view, and faunistic surveys of poorly-known areas.

Literature By Topic

Taxonomy

Synopsis of the biological data on the green turtle Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus 1758)
Hirth HF. [1997].
PIFSC Library, QL666.C536 H57 1997

Effect of Environment

Fire in the turtle house : the green sea turtle and the fate of the ocean
Davidson OG. 2001.
PIFSC Library, QL666.C536 D38 2001
Fishery management plan and environmental impact statement for U.S. west coast fisheries for highly migratory species.
Pacific Fishery Management Council (U.S.)
PIFSC Library, SH221.5.P32 F574 2001 [draft]

Bycatch

Sea turtle & shrimp fishing interactions : a summary and critique of relevant information.
Murphy TM. 1989.
Bycatch of marine turtles in North Pacific high-seas driftnet fisheries and impacts on the stocks.
Wetherall JA, Balazs GH, Tokunaga RA, Yong MYY. in Symposium on Biology, Distribution and Stock Assessment of Species Caught in the High Seas Driftnet Fisheries in the North Pacific Ocean, Tokyo (Japan), 4 Nov 1991.
Turtle excluder devices -- Are the escape openings large enough?
Epperly SP, Teas WG. in Fishery Bulletin, v.100(3)(July2002): 466-474.
PIFSC Library Location: NMFS-USFWS Section
Fishing activity and sea turtles: causes of injuries resulting from fisheries interaction (1997-2000).
Panagopoulos D, Teneketzis K, Margaritoulis D. in Proceedings of 10th Panellenic Congress of Ichthyologists, Chania, Greece, Oct. 18-20, 2001: 325-328.
Fisheries interaction on marine turtles (Caretta caretta and Chelonia mydas) in Lakonikos Bay, southern Peloponnesus, Greece.
Teneketzis K, Margaritoulis D. in Proceedings of 10th Panellenic Congress of Ichthyologists, Chania, Greece, Oct. 18-20, 2001: 321-323.
Marine Debris and Human Impacts on Sea Turtles in Southern Brazil.
Bugoni L, Krause L, Petry MV. in Marine Pollution Bulletin, v.42(12)(Dec 2001): 1330-1334.
Nesting of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, in the Mediterranean: a review of status and conservation needs.
Kasparek M, Godley BJ, Broderick AC. in Zoology in the Middle East, v.24(2001): 45-74.
Trawl fisheries in the eastern Mediterranean and their impact on marine turtles.
Oruc A. in Zoology in the Middle East, v.24(2001): 119-125.
Factors of mortality of marine turtles in the Bay of Biscay.
Duguy R, Moriniere P, Le Milinaire C. in Oceanologica Acta, v.21(2)(1998): 383-388.
Incidental capture, direct mortality and delayed mortality of sea turtles in Australia's Northern Prawn Fishery.
Poiner IR, Harris ANM. in Marine Biology, v.125(4)(1996): 813-825.
PIFSC Library Location: Alphabetical with Marine
Bycatch of marine turtles in North Pacific high-seas driftnet fisheries and impacts on the stocks.
Wetherall JA, Balazs GH, Tokunaga RA, Yong MYY. in Symposium on Biology, Distribution, and Stock Assessment of Species Caught in the High Seas Driftnet Fisheries in the North Pacific Ocean, 1993: 519-538.
A preliminary study on the TED (Turtle Excluder Device) application into the prawn trawls used in eastern Mediterranean.
Taskavak E, Atabey S. in Technological developments in fisheries. Abstracts. Workshop 19-21 June 2001, Izmir, Turkey, 1993: 41-42.

Green Turtle Behavior/Physiology

An unusual example of basking by a green turtle on the northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Kam AKH. in Elepaio, v.45(1)(1984): 3.
Basking behavior of the Hawaiian green turtle (Chelonia mydas).
Wittow GC, Balazs GH. in Pacific Science, v.36(2)(1982): 129-139. PIFSC Library Location: Alphabetical with Pacific
Home Sweet Home: Aspects of Green Turtle and Hawksbill Presence in Their Feeding, Resting and Cleaning Areas off Honokowai, West Maui, Hawaii (1989-1999)
Keuper-Bennett U, Bennett PA. in Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFSC-477, 2002: 57-59.
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Detection of Green Turtle Herpesviral Sequence in Saddleback Wrasse Thalassoma duperrey: A Possible Mode of Transmission of Green Turtle Fibropapilloma
Lu Y, Yu Q, Zamzow JP, Wang Y, Losey GS, Balazs GH, Nerurkar VR, Yanagihara R. in Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, v.12(1)(Mar.2000): 58-63.
PIFSC Library Location: Alphabetical with Journal of Aquatic
Biochemical responses to fibropapilloma and captivity in the green turtle.
Swimmer JY. in Journal of Wildlife Diseases, v.36(1)(Jan.2000): 102-110.
PIFSC Library Location: Alphabetical with Journal of Wildlife
Comparative pathology and pathogenesis of spontaneous and experimentally induced fibropapillomas of green turtles (Chelonia mydas).
Herbst LH, Jacobson ER, Klein PA, Balazs GH, Moretti R, Brown T, Sundberg JP. in Veterinary Pathology, v.36(6)(Nov.1999): 551-564.
Morphologic and cytochemical characteristics of blood cells from Hawaiian green turtles.
Work TM, Raskin RE, Balazs GH, Whittaker SD. in American Journal of Veterinary Research, v.59(10)(Oct.1998): 1252-1257.
Hydrodynamic effect of a satellite transmitter on a juvenile green turtle (Chelonia mydas).
Watson KP, Granger RA. in Journal of Experimental Biology, v.201(17)(Sept.1998): 2497-2505.
Green turtle migrations in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Balazs GH. in Biological Conservation, v.9(2)(1976): 125-140.
Basking behavior of the Hawaiian green turtle (Chelonia mydas).
Whittow GC, Balazs GH. in Pacific Science, v.36(2)(1982): 129-140. PIFSC Library Location: Alphabetical with Pacific
Reproductive biology of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii.
Niethammer KR, Balazs GH, Hatfield JS, Nakai GL, Megyesi JL. in Pacific Science, v.51(1)(Jan.1997): 36-47. PIFSC Library Location: Alphabetical with Pacific
Age and growth of Hawaiian green seaturtles (Chelonia mydas): an analysis based on skeletochronology.
Zug GR, Balazs GH, Wetherall JA, Parker DM, Murakawa SKK. in Fishery Bulletin, v.100(1)(Jan.2002): 117-127.
PIFSC Library Location: NMFS-USFWS Section
Reevaluation of the relative activities of the pituitary glycoprotein hormones (follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and thyrotrophin) from the green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas.
Light P, Papkoff H. in General and Comparative Endocrinology, v.58(3)(1985): 443-451.
Endocrine patterns in the reproductive cycle of turtles.
Light P. in Herpetologica, v.38(1)(1982): 51-61.
Evolutionary and functional aspects of pituitary gonadotropins in the green turtle, Chelonia mydas.
Light P. in American Zoologist, v.20(3)(1980): 565-574.
PIFSC Library Location: Alphabetical with American
Physiological consequences of basking, disease and captivity in the green turtle, Chelonia mydas.
Swimmer JYB. 1997.
UHM Hamilton Library, QL666.C536 S95 1997a

Green Turtle Diseases

Carettacola hawaiiensis n. sp. (Trematoda: Spirorchidae) from the green turtle, Chelonia mydas, in Hawaii.
Dailey MD, Fast ML, Balazs GH. in Journal of Parasitology, v.77(6)(1991): 906-909.
Evidence for retrovirus infections in green turtles Chelonia mydas from the Hawaiian islands.
Casey RN, Quackenbush SL, Work TM, Balazs GH, Bowser PR, Casey JW. in Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, v.31(1)(Oct.1997): 1-7.
Occurrence of Oral Fibropapillomas in the Hawaiian Green Turtle: Differential Disease Expression.
Balazs GH, Aguirre AA, Murakawa SKK. in Marine Turtle Newsletter, no.76(Jan.1997): 1-2.
PIFSC Library Location: Alphabetical with Marine
A survey of the Trematoda (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) parasitic in green turtles, Chelonia mydas (L.) from Hawaii.
Dailey MD, Fast ML, Balazs GH. in Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, v.91(2)(1992): 84-91.
Quantitative Analysis of Herpesvirus Sequences from Normal Tissue and Fibropapillomas of Marine Turtles with Real-Time PCR.
Quackenbush SL, Casey RN, Murcek RJ, Paul TA, Work TM, Limpus CJ, Chaves A, Dutoit L, Perez JV, Aguirre AA, Spraker TR, Horrocks JA, Vermeer LA, Balazs GH, Casey JW. in Virology, v.287(1)(15 Aug.2001): 105-111.
Detection of Green Turtle Herpesviral Sequence in Saddleback Wrasse Thalassoma duperrey: A Possible Mode of Transmission of Green Turtle Fibropapilloma
Lu Y, Yu Q, Zamzow JP, Wang Y, Losey GS, Balazs GH, Nerurkar VR, Yanagihara R. in Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, v.12(1)(Mar.2000): 58-63.
PIFSC Library Location: Alphabetical with Journal of Aquatic
Detection of herpesviral sequences in tissues of green turtles with fibropapilloma by polymerase chain reaction.
Ly Y, Wang Y, Yu Q, Aguirre AA, Balazs GH, Nerurkar VR, Yanagihara R. in Archives of Virology, v.145(9)(2000): 1885-1893.
Three closely related herpesviruses are associated with fibropapillomatosis in marine turtles .
Quackenbush SL, Work TM, Balazs GH, Casey RN, Rovnak J, Chaves A, duToit L, Baines JD, Parrish CR, Bowser PR, Casey JW. in Virology, v.246(2)(5 July 1998): 392-399.
Studies of the association between immunosuppression and fibropapillomatosis within three habitats of Chelonia mydas.
Lutz PL, Cray C, Sposato PL. 2001.
UHM Hamilton Library, QL666.C536 L88 2001
Retrovirus and herpesvirus associations with fibropapillomatosis of marine turtles.
Casey JW. 1998.
UHM Hamilton Library, SF 997.5 .T87 C37 1998
Progress toward development of diagnostic tests for green turtle fibropapillomatosis. Part I, Monoclonal antibodies for the measurement of class-specific antibody responses in the green turtle, Chelonia mydas.
Herbst LH, Klein PA. 1994. SWFSC Admin. Rep. H-94-10C
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Progress toward development of diagnostic tests for green turtle fibropapillomatosis. Part II. Identifying anticens for diagnostic test development: Experimental transmission of green turtle fibropapillomatosis using cell-free extracts.
Herbst LH, Jacobson ER, Klein PA. 1994. SWFSC Admin. Rep. H-94-11C
[ pdf ] (16.2 MB)
Research plan on marine turtle fibropapilloma disease.
Balazs GH, Pooley SG. 1991. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-156
[ pdf ] (11 MB)
Synopsis of Biological Data on the Green Turtle in the Hawaiian Islands.
Balazs GH. 1980. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-7
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Status and ecology of marine turtles at Johnston Atoll: 1987 assessment.
Balazs GH, Forsyth RG, Becker BL, Johanos TC, Choy BK, Westlake RL. 1990. SWFSC Admin. Rep. H-90-08
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Preliminary Assessment of Habitat Utilization by Hawaiian Green Turtles in Their Resident Foraging Pastures.
Balazs GH, Forsyth RG, Kam AKH. 1987. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-71
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Growth rates of immature green turtles in the Hawaiian archipelago.
Balazs GH. in Biology and conservation of sea turtles : proceedings of the World Conference on Sea Turtle Conservation, Washington, D.C., 26-30 November 1979, 1981.
PIFSC Library, QL666.C5 W68 1979
Recovery Records of Adult Green Turtles Observed or Originally Tagged at French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Balazs GH. 1983. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-36
[ pdf ] (27.79 MB)
Sea turtles and their traditional usage in Tokelau : a project report
Balazs GH. 1982.
UHM Hamilton Library, QL666.C5 B34 1982
Bibliography of fibropapillomas in marine turtles.
Balazs GH. in Report to the Nineteenth Legislature Regular Session of 1998 on status of Hawaiian green sea turtles, 1997.
UHM Hamilton Library, SF 997.5 .T87 H39 1997a
Evaluation of Green Turtle fibropapilloma for viruses.
Jacobsen ER. 1992. SWFSC Admin. Rep. H-92-09C
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Use of polymerase chain reaction amplification for detection of papillomavirus in turmo tissue of green turtles with fibropapillomas.
Lu Y. 1998. SWFSC Admin. Rep. H-98-03C
[ pdf ] (671 K)

Population

Recovery plan for U.S. Pacific populations of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas).
Pacific Sea Turtle Recovery Team. 1998.
PIFSC Library, QL666.C536 R426 1998
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Recovery plan for U.S. Pacific populations of the East Pacific green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Pacific Sea Turtle Recovery Team. 1998.
PIFSC Library, QL666.C536 R425 1998
[ pdf ] (582 K)

Miscellanea

Identification manual for dietary vegetation of the Hawaiian green turtle (Chelonia mydas).
Russell DJ, Balazs GH. 2000. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-294
[ pdf ] (38.2 MB)
Species profiles, life histories and environmental requirements of coastal vertebrates and invertebrates, Pacific Ocean region. Report 1, Green turtle, Chelonia mydas.
Forsyth RG. 1989.
PIFSC Library, QL666.C536 F6 1989
Great frigatebird (Fregata minor) predation: not a factor in hatchling green turtle (Chelonia mydas) survival at French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii.
Niethammer KR, Balazs GH, Nakai GL, McDermond DK. in Colonial Waterbirds v.15(1)(1992): 128-131.
Marine turtle habitat plan.
Thompson N, Henwood T, Epperly SP, Lohoefener R, Gitschlag G, Orgen L, Mysing J, Renaud M. 1990. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SEFC-255
[ pdf ] (920 K)
The Hawaiian monk seal and green turtle at Pearl and Hermes Reef, 1990 and 1991.
Finn MA, Henderson JH, Becker JR, Ragen TJ. 1993. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-182
[ pdf ] (4.6 MB)
The Hawaiian monk seal and green turtle at Pearl and Hermes Reef, 1988.
Choy BK, Hiruki LM. 1992. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-175
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The Hawaiian Monk Seal and Green Turtle on Pearl and Hermes Reef, 1986.
Forsyth RG, Alcorn, DJ. 1988. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-107
[ pdf ] (2 MB)
Hawaiian Monk Seal and Green Turtle Research on Lisianski Island, 1987.
Johanos TC, Withrow RP. 1988. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-121
[ pdf ] (1.57 MB)
Hawaiian Monk Seal and Green Turtle Research on Lisianski Island, 1984 and 1985.
Alcorn DJ, Forsyth RG, Westlake RL. 1988. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-120
[ pdf ] (2 MB)
Hawaiian Monk Seal and Green Turtle Research on Lisianski Island, 1986.
Westlake RL, Siepmann PJ. 1988. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-119
[ pdf ] (1.8 MB)
The Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, at Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, and Pearl and Hermes Reef, Summer 1982.
Kam AKH. 1986. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-65
[ pdf ] (5.14 MB)
Hawaiian Monk Seal Population Monitoring, Pup Captive Maintenance Program, and the Incidental Observations of the Green Turtle at Kure Atoll, 1985.
Reddy ML, Griffith CA. 1988. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-101
[ pdf ] (3.63 MB)
Preliminary Assessment of Habitat Utilization by Hawaiian Green Turtles in Their Resident Foraging Pastures.
Balazs GH, Forsyth RG, Kam AKH. 1987. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-71
[ pdf ] (11.75 MB)

Further Research

LC Subject Headings: Green Turtle, Pacific Green Turtle
LC Call Numbers: QL666.C5; SH399.T9

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