Courtesy of Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office
The areas in yellow are proposed honu critical habitat on the shorelines of Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Moloka‘i and Lana‘i.
Ali Bayless, NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC
A green sea turtle is seen in this undated photo.
LIHU‘E — In an effort to protect the endangered honu (green sea turtle), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Tuesday a proposal to designate over 8,500 acres of beaches and nearly 428,000 square miles of coastal waters as protected critical habitat.