A Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle flies by an underwater observer amidst corals and white sand as streams of light pour in from above in Maui’s near-shore ocean. Gazing through a sideways glance, it looks almost as if the honu is asking a question of the cameraman.
Honu like this can be found throughout Hawaii, both in and out of the water. Hawaiian sea turtles are some of the only breed commonly seen resting on the beach away from the day-to-day of ocean living. Even so, they spend a great deal of their time cruising through the ocean, eating on coral, sleeping in underwater caves, and being cleaned by reef fish at their favorite cleaning stations.