Sea Turtles

Along the North shore of Oahu are several popular beaches, but for different reasons. There are beaches with enormous/violent looking waves that are popular with surfers. There are beaches that are staked out with enormous/violent looking fishing poles that I’m assuming pull in fish that are equally enormous/violent. We were looking for something enormous, but not so violent…

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The gentle and slow-moving, but enormous sea turtles beach themselves on Laniakea Beach to soak in the warm Hawaiian sun. There were two beached when we arrived, but looking out you could see several riding the surf along the shore. Humans are required to stay at least 6 feet away from the turtles, and there were volunteers from the Sea Turtle Conservation along the beach making sure that rule was enforced.

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There were several snorkelers in the water, and I’m sure they had an awesome view of the turtle gathering underwater. We decided to stay shore-side, but nevertheless, it was incredible to see these amazing animals in the wild.

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