HPA STRP Visits Hualalai resort
HPA students, resort personnel and guests walk down to the ocean to release a honu after it was weighed, measured, tagged and numbered. As you can see, the surf was rather high making it difficult to locate the honu.
Laura Jim, Marc Rice and 7 HPA student volunteers joined David Chai and his team at the Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai for a capture/recapture field research day. The day was beautiful but the surf had come up and it was only possible to work during the morning low tide. We were able to capture, measure, weigh, tag and health assess 6 small honu (green turtle) during the morning. 5 of the six were new captures and one was a recapture from a previous trip. All of the honu were quite small and appeared to be new recruits from the previous year.