The reptiles of the vast open oceans and seas of the planet's tropics...

Order Testudines: 'Turtles' and 'Tortoises'

Family Cheloniidae

Chelonia mydas, 'Green Turtle', (off the Lacepede Islands, Australia). Widespread throughout the world's tropical and warm temperate seas.

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Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".