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See a Sea Turtle

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See a Sea Turtle
Sea turtles called “Honu” in Hawaiian abound at just about every snorkeling spot on Maui. Maui’s  sea turtles are endangered and protected, so do not try to touch them. When you see a turtle under water, stay a respectful distance away and observe their natural behavior. Do not stay above the turtles because they have to surface periodically to get a breath of air. Some turtles are curious and will come over to check you out. There are actually several different species of sea turtles in Hawaiian waters. The Green, leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead. Take an underwater camera with you and snap your own turtle photo. Turtles are very photogenic creatures, and usually stay put while you take your photo.

Aloha, MauiFun 

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