First photo: Alaska visitor Kamryn Froehle, 15, reaches out to touch a juvenile green sea turtle Wednesday while Maui Ocean Center volunteer Wendy Walter (right) shares information about the animals. "They're awesome," Froehle said. "They're one of my favorites." Walter said the turtle, born at Sea Life Park on Oahu and raised on Maui, is about 19 months old and is scheduled to be released into the wild in August. The Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea celebrated its 15th anniversary Wednesday.
Second photo: Michigan's Amy O'Leary snaps photos as a sandbar shark cruises past in the Open Ocean exhibit.
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