Happy World Sea Turtle Day!

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The Sea Turtle Conservancy celebrates World Sea Turtle Day in June each year and provides text for social media reposts. We were lucky enough to see these peaceful creatures on our trip to Hawaii. We saw them swimming in the wild off the shores of Kauai, resting on the beaches on the Big Island and underwater at the Maui Ocean Center.

Sea Turtles at the Maui Ocean Center

Did you know climate change is a major threat to sea turtles? Rising sea levels are drowning nesting beaches, warmer water temperatures damage coral reefs, and warmer sand skews their sex ratios. Learn more: www.seeturtles.org/global-warming #SeaTurtleWeek

Turtles Frolicking at Poipu Beach, Kauai

Turtle hatchlings face an extraordinary gauntlet of predators in their early lives, including birds, crabs, fish, and more. Learn more about their dangerous trek from the nest to the water: www.seeturtles.org/baby-turtles #SeaTurtleWeek

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park: Sea Turtle on the Beach

Hawksbills are considered by many to be the most beautiful of sea turtles. Unfortunately this beauty is the primary reason they are critically endangered, since their shells are used to make jewelry and other products. Learn more: www.seeturtles.org/too-rare-to-wear #BuyInformed #SeaTurtleWeek