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Updated 4/19/2013

Sea Turtles

HAWAII

Chelonia mydas

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Green Sea Turtle, Hanauma Bay, 35 feet

Sea Life Park, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Koko Craters, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Waimanalo, Oahu,Hawaii

 

Kahe Point, Oahu, Hawaii

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Firehouse, Oahu, 25 feet

Koko Craters, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Turtle Canyon, Waikiki, Oahu, 30 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Makua, Oahu, 30 feet

San Pedro Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 70 feet

 

YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 90 feet

YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 90 feet

 

Honaunau, Hawaii

Honaunau, Hawaii

 

Puako, Hawaii

 

Sleeping with garbage, Makua, Oahu

 

Hooked flipper, Makua, Oahu

Eastern Island, Midway Atoll

YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 80 feet

 

Sand Island, Midway Atoll

Fibropapilloma tumors, YO-257, Waikiki

HAWAIIAN GREEN SEA TURTLE     honu    Kame 

The only common sea turtle in Hawaiian waters, it is a genetically isolated Indo-Pacific subpopulation.  Feeds upon sea grasses and seaweed and rests on beaches or in underwater caverns where it can remain submerged for several hours on a single breath.  Leaves its home reef to breed every few years to breed and nest at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  Its primary enemy is the Tiger Shark since hunting was effectively banned after 1978, but continued threats are poaching, boat collisions, entanglement, pollution, and fibropapilloma tumors.  Slow-growing, reaching sexual maturity by 11 years, a maximum age of about 80 years, and carapace length of 3 feet.  The species occurs in warm and temperate seas worldwide.

http://www.fws.gov/pacificislands/fauna/honu.html

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Chelonia mydas

Dumaguete, Philippines

 GREEN SEA TURTLE

Slightly different in appearance from the Hawaiian population.