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In April 2008 an injured and entangled juvenile turtle was spotted in the tide pool at Laniakea Point. Honu Guardians remained with the small ( 58.7 cm Straight Carapace Length) turtle for hours waiting for the responder. The turtle was taken to the veterinarian in Kaneohe and the fishing line and hook removed. Seventeen days later, after being treated with antibiotics, microchipped in the back flipper and receiving the white " E-4" Mototool on both sides of its shell, the turtle was released at the Kawainui Canal on the Windward side. Within a week, the turtle was reported back in the tidepool at Laniakea and swimming close to shore. On November 30, 2008 E-4 hauled out onto the beach following L-24 Kuhina, becoming the newest and youngest member of our basking Honu Ohana. Since then, E-4 spends most of its time swimming and feeding in the tide pools at Laniakea Point. The name E-4 comes from two of the last three digits of the implanted PIT tag.





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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