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Kulihi first appeared on the beach in July 2010 with a large fishing hook in his neck. Through the efforts of the Honu Guardians, NOAA`s Marine Turtle Rescue Program, a Kaneohe veterinarian and the Waialua firemen, Kulihi was rescued, treated and released at Laniakea. In June 2017 L-27 was again hooked, this time in his left front flipper, and seriously entangled in fishing line. Quick action by Guardians to disentangle his flippers enabled NOAA to expeditiously extract the hook, treat his injuries and release him back into the ocean at Laniakea the next day. Kulihi is approximately 39 years old and has become an infrequent basker at Laniakea.





The Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu), a "Threatened Species," are making a comeback. Their protection and preservation, primarily through education in the spirit of Aloha, is the mission of Malama na Honu. Our efforts are focused on the North Shore of Oahu, near Haleiwa Town. Honu are protected by The Endangered Species Act and in recent years have experienced a significant increase in their numbers. More than ever, it is necessary for the education of residents and visitors alike to treat them with respect. Honu Guardian volunteers are on the beach every day to offer educational outreach about the protected species. This helps avoid inadvertent harassment and assures the honu’s peaceful coexistence on our beaches. Malama na Honu  is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, established in the State of Hawaii, and has over 60 active volunteers who help carry out its educational mission.

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