During high tide, the Green Turtle seeks plant life among the tide pools, and isn't bothered by our presence while he's feeding. What a voracious appetite he has! For their large size the turtles are actually quite buoyant, floating from rock to rock washed by the wave action. Check out this YouTube video...
The adults live up to fifty years, and can stay submerged for long periods. We watched as they fed underwater for 5 minutes at a time before taking a quick gulp of air and returning to their feeding activity.
And sometimes, when we're lucky, we come across Mr. turtle just basking on the beach. He's probably taking a break from the constant tidal wash and soaking in the warmth of that Hawaiian sunshine. Just like us!