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Bold paddle-boarder helps a yellow-bellied sea snake

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 20, 2014

~~<p>When paddle-boarder Greg Gauget found a snakelike creature floating limp, but alive, off Maui's Baby Beach (or Puu&shy;anoa Beach) north of Lahaina a few weeks ago, he did what few people would do: He went through exceptional efforts to save it.</p>
<p>Sea snakes are so rare in Hawaii that Greg didn't know what he'd rescued until he got it ashore and he and a beachgoer looked it up on her phone. Greg also took a picture, essential for the documentation of his animal, a yellow-bellied sea snake.</p>
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When paddle-boarder Greg Gauget found a snakelike creature floating limp, but alive, off Maui's Baby Beach (or Puu­anoa Beach) north of Lahaina a few weeks ago, he did what few people would do: He went through exceptional efforts to save it.

Sea snakes are so rare in Hawaii that Greg didn't know what he'd rescued until he got it ashore and he and a beachgoer looked it up on her phone. Greg also took a picture, essential for the documentation of his animal, a yellow-bellied sea snake. Login for more...



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