Historical Proceedings of Hawaii's green sea turtle's population and relevant legislation.
Population decline because of exploitation for commercial food and high value of leather, skin, flesh, oil, and shells.
destructive military activity in french frigate shoals killing off turtles
New York scientists find fibropapilloma tumors on green turtles extracted from Florida Keys. First sighting of disease ever.
Population decline increases as demand for gourmet food, cosmetics, leather, flesh, oil, and skin increase.
Had not been seen since 1930. Disease most likely caused by human pollutants: the cancer of sea turtle world. Cauliflower shaped tumors grow over soft tissue. often fatal.
estimated global population between 100,000-400,000
nesting population increase
largely ignored. ineffective
Administrative Rules 13-124:lists green
turtle as “indigenous wildlife” and prohibits its
catching, injuring, killing or selling.