Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle passes by

A Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle passes close by

The current Friendly Friday challenge theme is ‘Green.’ See more responses here. These photos are from a recent encounter with an Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle.

I was snorkeling over a shallow area when this turtle rose up from the deeper water beyond. I reached the edge of the shallows at about the same time as the turtle which slipped below me, between me and the rocks, before disappearing in the direction I’d come from.

Adult turtles mostly eat algae and sea grasses, which turns their fat green, hence the name.

A Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle passes close by

13 thoughts on “Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle passes by

    1. Graham Post author

      There’s something very dignified about turtles. They seem like elderly sages trying to impart some wisdom to the large, dumb creature taking photographs!

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