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Honu Count

You can help us track Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) by reporting the location where you see turtles with white alpha-numeric markings on their shells. Become a citizen scientist and contribute to a valuable source of data for sea turtles in Hawai‘i!

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Geographic Scope: Main Hawaiian Islands; Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Hawaii, Kauai, Niihau

Project Status: Active - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Data entry, Geolocation, Learning, Observation, Photography,

Start Date: 02/02/2023

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Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine

Intended Outcomes: This valuable scientific information is used to track recently rehabilitated turtles, resident turtle habitat use, or when nesting turtles return back to their foraging grounds. We also use the data collected from Honu Count to determine the resilience of the Hawaiian green sea turtle in the face of climate change.