Dead, missing flippers, still skin attached. Head, upper jaw only found and saved. Measurements and Photos collected and stored in database.
These pictures are not good. You can just barely see the outline of the shell. However, I saw the head a couple times and it is definitely a green.
At Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, I saw two turtles from the shore, including this one. I was able to identify it as a green sea turtle (the most common in Hawaii) based on the four lateral scutes and two prefrontal scutes.
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.