Green sea turtles. About a dozen of them in this area. It was a hot afternoon, around 90 degrees, between 1:15pm to 3:15pm. There were two men fishing at the bottom of the steps for the hot water outlets from the power plant (southernmost steps), and they had accidentally caught the turtle shown in my photo... they removed the hook and set the turtle free.
Green Turtle at Kelly Tarltons
Green sea turtle
Honaunau Bay, Hawai'i
Ejemplar subadulto macho, rescatado de una red de pesca, se libero nuevamente sin ninguna herida.
The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle, or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace.