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Volunteers keep an eye on sea turtles at Laniakea

By Nina Wu

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 09, 2013

~~<p>Regardless of what the state eventually decides to do about the volume of visitors stopping to see the turtles basking on the shores of Laniakea Beach on Oahu's North Shore, a group of volunteers continues to watch over the reptiles.</p>
<p>Malama na Honu, translated as &quot;care for the turtles,&quot; is a nonprofit group created in 2007 to protect Hawaiian green sea turtles, a threatened species protected by federal and state laws. It evolved out of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's &quot;Show Turtles Aloha&quot; campaign in 2005 and started with just a handful of volunteers.</p>
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Regardless of what the state eventually decides to do about the volume of visitors stopping to see the turtles basking on the shores of Laniakea Beach on Oahu's North Shore, a group of volunteers continues to watch over the reptiles.

Malama na Honu, translated as "care for the turtles," is a nonprofit group created in 2007 to protect Hawaiian green sea turtles, a threatened species protected by federal and state laws. It evolved out of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's "Show Turtles Aloha" campaign in 2005 and started with just a handful of volunteers. Login for more...



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