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Mana, is a large adult female over 50 years old and the oldest turtle basking at Laniakea. Mana first received four metal flipper tags while nesting on Whale-Skate Island in the French Frigate Shoals in June, 1988. She was confirmed as nesting there again in 1991. Whale-Skate Island is now submerged. In 2004, outfitted with a Time Depth Recorder to collect data for scientists on diving and basking behavior, she again migrated and nested at the French Frigate Shoals. Mana's last confirmed nesting was at East Island in the French Frigate Shoals in 2006. She still has one of the original metal flipper tags remaining on her left front flipper.

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The Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu), a "Threatened Species," are making a comeback. Their protection and preservation, primarily through education in the spirit of Aloha, is the mission of Malama na Honu. Our efforts are focused on the North Shore of Oahu, near Haleiwa Town. Honu are protected by The Endangered Species Act and in recent years have experienced a significant increase in their numbers. More than ever, it is necessary for the education of residents and visitors alike to treat them with respect. Honu Guardian volunteers are on the beach every day to offer educational outreach about the protected species. This helps avoid inadvertent harassment and assures the honu’s peaceful coexistence on our beaches. Malama na Honu  is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, established in the State of Hawaii, and has over 60 active volunteers who help carry out its educational mission.

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