Do we protect our Hawksbill Turtles in Maui?

5-19-17 #kihei ***  Friday is “Endangered Species Day.” Of the ten featured critically endangered species named by the World Wildlife Fund, the only one found here is the Hawksbill Turtle.

hawksbill sea turtle dive down into the deep blue ocean against the sunlight

Hawksbill Turtle

Hawksbills inhabit the world’s tropical oceans. They can weigh up to 150 pounds (68 kilograms) and live 30 to 50 years. It is the only reptile known to eat primarily sea sponges, spending most of its time around coral reefs.

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