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More visitors prompt more patrols at Turtle Beach on Oahu’s North Shore

Craig T. Kojima
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Dylan Hansen, a visitor, watches turtles from a distance. According to volunteer turtle protectors Malama na Honu, incidents of turtle harassment and overcrowding have worsened at Laniakea Beach, also known as Turtle Beach, during the current resurgence of tourism.
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A crowd kept their distance whille watching turtles eat seaweed off the rocky beach area.
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Dylan Hansen, a visitor, watches turtles from a distance.
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A crowd watches turtles eating seaweed off the rocky beach area.
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A turtle eats seaweed off the rocky beach area.
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A turtle eats seaweed off the rocky beach area.
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A volunteer turle protector, right, looked on at Laniakea Beach. The volunteer gives information to tourists.
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A turtle surfaces at Laniakea Beach.

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