U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, and SeeMore Wildlife Systems
the Amazing Hawaiian
Few people have been lucky enough to see a live Hawaiian green turtle. Fewer still have gotten much more than a fleeting glimpse. That's because sea turtles spend nearly all of their lives in the water and out of sight. Only when the females crawl ashore to nest can people get a prolonged look at one of nature's most magnificent creatures... until now.
Thanks to the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, SeeMore Wildlife Systems, and the WorldWide Web, anyone can watch Hawaiian green turtles all day long. (Well, all of one of Hawaii's days, which is six hours later than Eastern time in the summer, five hours in the winter.)
|The SeaTurtleCam Team, left to right: Marc Rice, Daniel Zatz, Bill Hagey, George Balazs.
|Photo: Katie Harrington, 39K JPEG
Unlike sea turtles anywhere else in the world, some Hawaiian turtles crawl onto the shore to bask in the sun. No one knows why they do this, but the fact that they do has led to an exciting project. The Hawaiian SeaTurtleCam not only will advance our understanding of sea turtles and their behaviour, it also allows us to sit at home and watch them ourselves!
|A basking sea turtle.
|Image captured from the SeaTurtleCam, 31K JPEG
All you need is Windows Media Player, then you can head off to SeeMore Wildlife Systems to see which turtles are catching rays today.
SeaTurtleCam Information and Links
Don't miss our SeaTurtleCam page for kids of all ages. Also, try our SeaTurtleCam Challenges. Can you spot Peamikia'o?
Other related links Include:
Turtle Trax home page
Last modified 00/10/28
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