Help name Kauai's rare Hawksbill Turtle!
The newly identified and soon to be named Hawksbill Sea Turtle, discovered at Reef Guardians Coral Reef Kids Camp by Reef Camp teacher Brianna Smith and her "pod" of explorers!
Hawaiian hawksbills are one of the most rare and endangered populations in the world.
Sharks are a good sign of a healthy ocean environment and the Reef Guardians California research vessel has been quite busy this year from sharks to reef studies along the California coastline.
USGS, NOAA, DLNR and Terry Lilley of Reef Guardians have been researching diseases in local turtles, working hard in the field to observe and gather blood and tissue samples of those animals who call the North Shore home.