Male green sea turtle with FP tumors.
6 birds, 2 adults and four juveniles in small stream next to St. Theresa's church, Kihei, Maui. One bird had a radio transmitter.
Looks like a game fish.
The one with the white tail. Sorry for the photo quality.
Snorkeler near the dolphin was not with our group.
Not the best photo....
Female green sea turtle hauled up on a cobblestone "beach", showing a large tumor around her mouth.
Female green sea turtle with considerable FP tumors.
While hiking through Poli Poli State Park in the uplands of Maui I came across a large number of spiders that resembled the black widow, however; these spiders were slightly smaller and the red markings typical of most Latrodectus spp. appeared to be obscured on these individuals (I found about 20 or so on my hike). I'm not sure whether this is genus Latrodectus (widow spiders) or Steatoda (false widows). Even though its been several years, I seem to remember seeing some of these spiders with the typical papery egg sacs seen in L. hesperus or L. mactans webs, but I don't have a photo and these individuals did appear a little smaller than L. mactans that I have seen in Texas. Does L. hesperus ever exhibit a loss of the red pigment?
Watched several individuals brave the surf to nibble what they could off the lava as the waves crashed in and out.
Hawksbill sea turtle. No visible tumors, but considerable algae growth on the rearmost portion of the shell.
A female green sea turtle with small FP tumor around the eye.
Medium sized female green sea turtle with slight FP tumor around the eye.
Two green sea turtles one male and a larger female hauled up on the beach.
Neither appeared to have any FP tumors.
This turtle was swimming leisurely north from this point.
Female green sea turtle (approx 3-3 1/2 ft length), with fresh shark bites on her left front and rear flippers, as well as severe FP tumor growth, especially around the eyes (it is possible that the left eye is damaged).
Photos 1, 2 & 3 show the turtle lying on the cobblestone beach.
Photo 4 is a closer shot showing the damage to the left front fin and eye.
Photo 5 is a closer shot of the left eye.
Photo 6 is a look at the damage to the rear of the shell and the missing left rear flipper (underwater).
While snorkeling at Makena Surf resort area.
Green sea turtle with considerable FP growths and a substantial quantity of algae on the back of the shell.
Of the crabs in Hawai'i's Sea Creatures, this is the only species that fits at all-- "varies from yellowish brown to light lavender."