Hawaii Sea Turtles
Hawai'i is the home to five species of sea turtles (see column at right). Olive ridleys, loggerheads and leatherbacks are usually only encountered in deep offshore waters. But it's common for snorkelers and divers on all the islands to see the honu (green sea turtle) in near shore waters. Green sea turtles, however, nests in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, a remote, protected area where they thrive.
TURTLE AT TURTLE BEACH - NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HAWAII
TURTLE TRACKS ON THE BEACH - NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HAWAII