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The Green (Sea) Turtle is an Endangered Species, even though it is now protected throughout most of the world. Threats to the species include illegal hunting, habitat destruction, pollution, and accidental entanglement in fishing lines. Green Turtle @ Sipadan by lndr, via Flickr

Baby Honu (sea turtle)I'll never Foret my face to face encounter with a very large sea turtle at Black Rock Beach, Maui.

The Diving Turtle is a symbol of creation from the North American Indians, and is part of the inspiration for the Daliesque Earth Diver, original art-jewellery. Silver pendant & chain necklace with 23kt gold vermeil diving helmet and enamel. #GiftAStory

A critically endangered leatherback turtle hatchling (Dermochelys coriacea), makes its way to the sea after hatching. Trinidad and Tobago

Every sea turtle has markings as distinct as fingerprints on their shells. In an attempt to save the turtles from slaughter, rescue groups are etching their shells with tools that 'ruin' them for collectors. YEA FOR THE TURTLES!

"I am on my way I can go the distance I don' t care how far Somehow I'll be strong I know every mile Will be worth my while I would go almost anywhere To find where I belong" - Go the Distance, Disney's Hercules

The Hawksbill sea turtle is a critically endangered sea turtle, the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys in the family Cheloniidae. The species has a worldwide distribution, with Atlantic and Pacific subspecies. It spends most of its time in shallow lagoons and coral reefs. Human fishing practices threaten E. imbricata populations with extinction. by PaparazSea