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Ka Mo‘olelo Moana: Hawaii’s green sea turtles vital part of ecosystem

August 5, 2012
By LARISSA TREESE , for The Maui News

If you're ever out snorkeling or scuba diving, you may get a glimpse of a beautiful and prehistoric looking animal grazing on algae or just resting at the bottom of the ocean. The endearing green sea turtle, one of seven species of sea turtles in the world, are the most abundant in Hawaiian waters. An adult turtle can grow to an impressive size, weighing between 200 and 400 pounds with a shell length up to 4 feet.



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