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Patrols increase at Oahu’s Laniakea Beach to protect sea turtles as visitors increase

Mindy Pennybacker
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                                According to volunteer turtle protectors Malama na Honu, incidents of turtle harassment and crowding have worsened at Laniakea Beach as Oahu sees more tourists. Above, a crowd watched turtles Wednesday at the popular North Shore beach.
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According to volunteer turtle protectors Malama na Honu, incidents of turtle harassment and crowding have worsened at Laniakea Beach as Oahu sees more tourists. Above, a crowd watched turtles Wednesday at the popular North Shore beach.

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                                Above, a turtle eats seaweed off the rocky beach area.
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Above, a turtle eats seaweed off the rocky beach area.

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                                Above, a Malama na Honu volunteer, right, stands on Laniakea Beach giving information to anyone interested.
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Above, a Malama na Honu volunteer, right, stands on Laniakea Beach giving information to anyone interested.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                According to volunteer turtle protectors Malama na Honu, incidents of turtle harassment and crowding have worsened at Laniakea Beach as Oahu sees more tourists. Above, a crowd watched turtles Wednesday at the popular North Shore beach.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, a turtle eats seaweed off the rocky beach area.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, a Malama na Honu volunteer, right, stands on Laniakea Beach giving information to anyone interested.