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MAUNA LANI AUBERGE HOTEL-TURTLE MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT TRIP #2

MAUNAI LANI AUBERGE RESORT   On Wednesday , 9/29/2021, students from the HPA Sea Turtle Research Program traveled with Laura Jim and Marc Rice to measure, weight and tag 4 captive green turtles during their monthly health assessment.  These turtles are captive reared turtles from the Oceanarium “sea life park” on Oahu.  4-6 month old …

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Mauna Lani Auberge Hotel- Turtle Measurement and Assessment Trip

MAUNA LANI AUBERGE RESORT On Wednesday, August 24th, Laura Jim took her Capstone students to help Pi’I Laeha and Ethan Sousa to measure, weight and tag 6 captive green turtles during their monthly assessment.  These turtles are captive reared turtles from the Oceanarium “sea life park” on Oahu.  4-6 month old turtles are sent to …

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Overweight Honu?

  On several occasions, scuba divers have reported a particularly obese turtle seen in the waters off of Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  The cause of this issue is unknown but something similar has been found in necropsied turtles in the past.  It is possible that this turtle is suffering from a condition called Steatitis …

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