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...

http://youtu.be/WLVDQ97r8FI

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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.

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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! 

 

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AuthorRich Monroe