Capstone 2022-23 Updates

Alden Mazo is continuing her project from last year and is adding some additional aspects to her study.  She is beginning to look more closely at areas she has uncovered that seem to be very popular resting places with the Puako honu.  

For example, a pond at 142 Puako Beach Road is a favorite resting place for honu with as many as 25 or more resting in there at night.  Using a GoPro camera, Alden is attempting to get a count of how many come in each night and determine if they are the same ones using facial recognition from the photos taken as the turtles enter and leave the resting area.