Turtles of the Oaxacan Coast
Tortugas de la Costa de Oaxaca
Green Turtle Tortuga Verde
Sea turtle, 3 to 4 feet long, weighing 100 to 200 pounds, vegetarian. Although an endangered species, they are found in relatively large numbers.
Sea turtle, 3 to 4 feet long, weighing 30 to 100 pounds, usually brown with shingle-like overlapping scales, omnivorous.
Sea turtle, 7 to 8 feet long, weighing almost a ton, world's largest turtle. The shell is smooth with several lengthwise ridges. Rarely seen.
The smallest and most abundant of the sea turtles, 2 to 2.5 feet long. In the reproductive season they arrive in large numbers for nesting; this event is called arribadas.