It is the mission of Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy’s Sea Turtle Research Program to contribute towards the conservation of sea turtles worldwide through education, research, and advocacy, working with students and community members to actualize their passion and commitment to a healthier marine environment.

HPA STRP students and faculty at Kiholo Bay, Hawaii Island after a days work tagging Hawaiian green turtles (honu).

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The STRP training classes are nearly complete and many students have qualified to take the competency exam.  The students who have volunteered to participate in the program will be notified about test dates and also about makeup classes.  For more information contact or


HPA’S STRP has carried out three trips to the Republic of Vanuatu to satellite tag post-nesting hawksbill turtes in an attempt to better understand the nesting population on Moso Island and learn more about the home foraging grounds of nesters that travel to Moso Island.

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