Sea turtle nesting season underway

  • Contributed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Honu typically lay their eggs in a nest at night near or under coastal vegetation, and well above the high tide line.

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Contributed

    Honu typically lay their nest at night near or under coastal vegetation, and well above the high tide line.

  • Contributed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Honu and honuʻea nest on Hawaiʻi beaches from mid-April through September. However, nesting can extend into December, federal officials said.

  • Contributed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Honu digging with their rear flippers after “throwing” sand with their front flippers is likely an indicator of nesting activity, according to federal officials.

  • Contributed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Honu digging with their rear flippers after “throwing” sand with their front flippers is likely an indicator of nesting activity, said federal officials.

HONOLULU — Federal and state agencies are asking the public to lookout for honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) and honu‘ea (Hawaiian hawksbill turtles), and olive Ridley turtles during the 2022 sea turtle nesting season, which began this month.

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