Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

Chelonia mydas

Hawaiian green sea turtles are common near Hawaiian reefs and shorelines. These ancient reptiles are graceful, beautiful, and beloved. Green sea turtles are called “honu” in the Hawaiian language, and they were important in Hawaiian culture long ago as today. Petroglyphs carved into lava depicting honu can be found in various locations in Hawaii, some of which are at thought to be least 500 years old.

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