Dozens of children got a chance to witness two endangered green sea turtles get a new lease on life.
Sea Life Park released two young honu into the ocean Friday. The turtles were hatched in 2014 as part of the park’s turtle breeding program.
“We actually do releases all the time. We get so many hatchlings and within 48 hours, most of those hatchlings are released into the ocean here,” said Christina Leos, Sea Life Park.
Leos says the park invited Kamaaina Kids to witness Friday’s release.
“Not only are they learning about the honu in the classroom, but today they got to experience what it’s like to be a part of a release, something that’s so rare for the public to witness,” she said.
Sea Life Park’s turtle breeding program hatches and releases between 200 and 800 sea turtles each year.