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Public’s help sought in tracking turtles’ foraging grounds

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2012

    Green sea turtles are seen feeding and frolicking at the ocean’s edge in Pupukea.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment field camp leader Marylou Staman points to the area on the turtle where numbers were inscribed as the program’s lead scientist, T. Todd Jones, holds a model of a turtle.

  • COURTESY NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE / 2006

    Green sea turtles bask on one of the islands of French Frigate Shoals, a key nesting site for Hawaii’s green sea turtle population.

The nesting season is over, and Hawaii’s green sea turtles are now returning to the main islands. This year, however, don’t be surprised if you see a number painted on their shells. It’s no prank. Read more

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