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Featured Honu

Kuhina is our largest male basker approximately 40 years old. L-24 first came up on Christmas Day 2007 and we called him Kalikimaka and Kahuna Nui because he was so big. A Kamehameha School Hawaiian language specialist informed us that it was disrespectful to refer to anyone other than a real Kahuna as a kahuna. He suggested we change the name to Kuhina (the ambassador). Kuhina is currently on hiatus from Laniakea. His last appearance was on March 13, 2015. It is believed that L-24 probably migrated to the nesting area at the French Frigate Shoals but never returned.





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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