Posted by on 5/30/2019 to Facts and Fun
The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, known as “Honu,” symbolizes good luck, endurance and long life in Hawaiian culture. Sea turtles have graced our oceans for more than 75 million years. These ancient reptiles are among the most fascinating of all marine inhabitants. The Hawaiian green sea turtle is the most common sea turtle in Hawaiian waters. It feeds on marine plants in shallow coastal waters throughout the Islands. Green sea turtles are primarily vegetarian and eat algae growing underwater on coral reefs and rocks in shallow waters. The Honu grows to an adult breeding size of 200 pounds or more. For those of you who have been to the Hawaiian Islands and have encountered Honus, you know how fascinating they are. So big, yet gentle and graceful. No wonder there is plenty of Honu memorabilia available not only in Hawaii, but all over the world.