Turtle from French Frigate Shoals on Kauai may be ill

A 300-pound, approximately 50 year green old sea turtle who was originally located on French Frigate Shoals on the Northwest Hawaiian Islands and was sighted on Kauai on Wednesday may be ill.

Don Heacock, aquatic biologist of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has been monitoring the female honu’s movements and appearance since last week when he was notified by concerned citizen Angelica Mia that she had come ashore in Hanalei Bay. “This is significant. We can’t be everywhere; the public is the eyes and ears of the community. If it wasn’t for her calling us, we would probably not know that the turtle was here.”

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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