MAUNA LANI AUBERGE HOTEL- TURTLE MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT TRIP #3
On Wednesday , 10/27/2021, students from the HPA Sea Turtle Research Program traveled with Laura Jim and Marc Rice to measure, weight and tag 4 green turtles during their monthly health assessment. These turtles are captive reared turtles from the Oceanarium “Sea Life Park” on Oahu. Four to six month old turtles are sent to the Mauna Lani Auberge Resort and they are raised at the hotel for 2 to three years before they are release into the wild during “TURTLE INDEPENDENCE DAY” on July 4th of each year. This is an environmental education program that has been running for over 30 years.
Here is a short video of some of the activities that occurred on Wednesday.