Green sea turtle (male) with FP tumors around the eye (small tumors). None observed elsewhere on the body.
Several of these turtles were seen in 'turtle town'...an area near Maalea Bay and off of Kihei, Maui,Hawaii. This one was said to be a female due to the short, stubby tail observed (mature males have long, thick tails).
Looks like a game fish.
The one with the white tail. Sorry for the photo quality.
About 10 individuals were observed from a boat in between the island of Molokini and the southern coast of Maui.
Snorkeler near the dolphin was not with our group.
Not the best photo....
Female green sea turtle with considerable FP tumors.
Female green sea turtle in a cave showing FP tumors.
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.
Dive Site Five Graves/Five Caves, between 0-45 feet.
Lots of ink.
Medium sized male green sea turtle with FP tumors around the eyes.
Medium sized female green sea turtle with numerous FP tumors.
Mating green sea turtles (with other turtles looking on).
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.
Large female green sea turtle (possibly 4ft+ in length) with scrawled marking (tagging ? or graffiti ?) on the rear of her shell.
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).
Large female green sea turtle with FP tumors around her eyes and a large growth under her left front flipper.