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Green sea turtle dies on Oahu after being hit by boat

  • 2013 February 6 - CTY - A green sea turtle, protected under federal law, died on Oahu after being struck by a boat. Photo courtesy of Hawaii News Now. gkubota honu

A female green turtle that traveled more than 500 miles from the French Frigate Shoals to Oahu died Wednesday after being struck by a boat.

The turtle, which landed on the beach near the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, had a deep gash in its shell and was taken by federal marine officials for treatment Wednesday afternoon.

The turtle was dead by the time it was seen by a veterinarian, said Wende Goo, spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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