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Featured Honu

Squirt was one of the first young subadult baskers to begin coming up at Laniakea in 2003. Approximately 30 years old, L-10 has a distinctive way of hauling out onto the beach by arching high on his front flippers. In 2008, his tail began noticeably growing longer and thicker, confirming his male gender. Called Lele, L-10 has both the left and right medial scutes missing, but healed, on either side of his tail. Although no longer basking at Laniakea, Lele is still alive and well, basking at a beach nearby, as he stopped in for a brief visit in January 2014 after a 2 1/2 year hiatus.





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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