Young Sea Turtle

Onipa’a

A young green sea turtle relaxes as workers from the Maui Ocean Center care for it. Located in Ma’alaea, Maui, the center raises several kinds of animals, including Hawaiian Green Sea turtles.

Turtles are about the size of a quarter when they hatch. A full-grown green sea turtle is about 5 feet long and weighs a couple hundred pounds.

From Maui Ocean Center and the Photographer:

“A photo from last week. Here’s turtle number 4, Onipa`a, behind-the-scenes. Onipa`a means determined, firm or resolute.”

“…one of our almost 7 month old green sea turtles. They are getting so big!”

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