Hawksbill hatching

  • Terry Lilley / Special to The Garden Island

    A green sea turtle swims in waters off Kauai.

  • Contributed by Terry Lilley

    A baby hawksbill turtle makes its way to the ocean for the very first time.

HAENA — A hawksbill turtle hatching has been confirmed on the North Shore’s Wainiha Beach, a rare occurrence that’ll add to the Hawaiian population of the critically endangered species.