ID please or LET'S PLAY I.D. THE SEA TURTLE!!!

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Hi Daniel, and welcome to the Forum!

Sorry, I can't help with the identification, but I just wanted to say how lucky you are to have been able to do all that travelling and see those wondrous creatures in their native habitat. I especially loved the picture where he's eating from your hand.
 

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Hi @Daniel Ehn and a ery warm welcome to the forum! :)

Sorry, cannot help - am no tort expert. :( Whatever species your tort is, it's certainly a lovely one. :)
 

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Let's see if we can use this to I.D. the turtles in your pictures:

 

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The first one might be Kemp's Ridley ???

The second might be a Green ???

I think the third one is the same as the first one.

The last one might be a Green too.

Anyone know their sea turtles? Come on folks!
 

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From an amateur freshwater boy who love sea turtles:

1- Hawksbill
2-Green
3- Leatherback
4- No clue

I am very jealous..... Thanks for sharing such cool pictures.
 

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No idea on any ID. But they are awesome and all those places sound like an awesome place to go to.

Can I post pictures of the ones I saw in Hawaii for ID? Or would that be 'stealing the thread'?
 
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It's much too big to be an Olive Ridley, and the serrated beak is a diagnostic characteristic for Greens.

--Berkeley
Yeah your right, I originally though that the head seemed to be too round and large proportional to the body. But, If you look closely, there are also 4 post-orbital scutes that are right below the eye that run back a little bit. This is a trait only shown in green sea turtles. :)
 

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No idea on any ID. But they are awesome and all those places sound like an awesome place to go to.

Can I post pictures of the ones I saw in Hawaii for ID? Or would that be 'stealing the thread'?
You could put them here. It's just as easy to create a new thread though and attach the pics there, too.
Let's see what you've got! (If they are from Hawaii, there is a real good chance they are Greens.)

--Berkeley
 

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