If you are going to the Maui Ocean Center – be sure to check these babies out! So cute! By the way, book your tickets online and receive free one week upgrades. This is particularly great if you have kids with short attention spans. Or go before you go snorkeling, and then again after to find names for all those fish you saw!
|one of six green sea turtle babies at the Maui Ocean Center|
Additionally here is a very cool video of a recent turtle nest excavation. We attended a hawksbill turtle nest excavation at Big Beach several years back – it was so neat! When turtles come on shore to nest, scientists mark the nests and then watch them closely when it gets close to hatching-time. After the baby turtles have come out, scientists carefully unearth the nest to check for any turtles that were left behind. In this video by the Ocean Defender organization there are three live baby turtles found in the nest! Soooo cool!