This picture seems timely as I long to return to the Big Island. It’s a photo I took of a green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas that I latter snorkeled with. Punaluu Beach Park on the east side of the island is popular beaching spot for C. mydas. Currently the species is listed by the IUCN and CITES as endangered. Juveniles, rarely encountered, are believed to spend their time in deep, pelagic waters feeding.
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