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Genbu, distinguished by a markedly flat scute on top of his shell, disappeared from the shores of Laniakea in 2004. A year later he hauled out onto the beach with a large fibropapailloma tumor on his left jaw hinge and tumors on his neck and eyes. He was successfully treated by a veterinarian with Dermex in 2005 and again in 2007. In 2009, Genbu again disappeared for eighteen months. He returned to Laniakea in 2011 with over 20 barnacles on his shell. Genbu, outfitted with a satellite transmitter and Time Depth Recorder, completed a migration to the French Frigate Shoals nesting beaches between March and July of 2012.





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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