Green turtle

Chelonia mydas
Tortue verte

Interesting facts

The green turtle lays its eggs regularly in French Polynesia. There are 3 major nesting sites identified in Polynesia: The atoll of Tetiaroa, and the atolls of Scilly and Bellinghausen, in the Tuamotu archipelago, which have been classified as a territorial reserve.  A spawning follow-up is carried out annually on Tetiaroa with the association Te Mana O Te Moana.