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sea turtle

Chelonia mydas aggazizi

Description:

sea turtle with damaged carapace stranded on reef flat by low tide

Habitat:

near shore tropical coral reef ecosystem

Notes:

spotted just offshore of Nualolo Kai on Kauai; turtles frequently haul out at this location, but normally reach the sand beach before the reef uncovers

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2 Comments

Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 9 years ago

It was very much alive, but of course rather clumsy out of water

VianneyTedjamulia
VianneyTedjamulia 9 years ago

Is it alive or dead?

Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Hawaiʻi, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2006
Submitted on Dec 7, 2011

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