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July 5, 2011

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach

On our honeymoon in Hawaii Stacia and I decided to stop at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach in the hopes of finding Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

Me at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

Black Sand

Almost immediately after arriving we spotted a pair of sea turtles, called Honu, resting on the black sand.

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu)

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu)

The turtles allowed us to approach really close but we obeyed the posted signs instructing us to stay 1 feet away and to not touch. (Unlike some of the visitors who stupidly put their dirty hands on the endangered animals.)

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu)

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu)

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu)

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu)

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu)

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu)

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu)

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu)

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu)

After seeing the Honu we had to get a picture of us with them so we asked a nice couple to take our photo.
Stacia and Me With Sea Turtles

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  1. vickie says:

    How very special that you got to spend time with them. I’m surprised that the area is not more protected. Love the images!

    Posted on: July 5, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

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