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Olivia-Dawn, a large adult female, normally spends 1/3 of her days basking in the sun at Laniakea Beach. In 2004, L-4 migrated to the nesting beaches of the French Frigate Shoals, departing Laniakea Beach on March 13th. It took Olivia 35 days to swim 500 miles. During the first 20 days of her migration, she averaged 16 deep ocean dives each evening, with the maximum depth of one dive recorded at 443 feet (135 meters). Olivia returned safely to her feeding area at Laniakea on September 17th, 2004. Almost 11 years passed before Olivia-Dawn returned to the French Frigate Shoals to nest again. She left Laniakea in April 2015 and returned to our beach on September 8th, 2015. She had the number 101 painted on her shell indicating she was the one hundred first of over 850 turtles recorded as nesting at the Shoals this year.





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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