Turtle Canyons – Waikiki, Oahu

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The Hawaiian name for turtle is Honu.  Honu symbolizes good luck, endurance, and a long life.

While in Hawaii Scuba diving, make some time to enjoy the spa!  Hawaiian green sea turtles like to keep up their appearance and good hygiene is a must.  This is why they are commonly found lounging at the turtle Canyon cleaning station or Spa.  Naturally over time the turtle’s shell becomes full of algae and because their shells are actually very sensitive to touch, they likely find this very uncomfortable.  This is why every turtle community has a cleaning station.  This station is found around thriving coral where damselfish, angelfish, tangs, wrasse, and other algae eaters live.

Fast Facts;

Type:            Reptile

Diet:                  Herbivore

Life Span:         80 years

Size:                   Up to 5 feet

Weight:             Up to 700 pounds

Fun Fact:           The green sea turtle like other sea turtles, cannot pull its head into it’s shell.

Green Sea Turtles are one of the oldest creatures on our planet.  Stop by turtle canyon on your next trip to Hawaii and scuba dive with these beautiful animals.

r garber, May 15, 2017

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