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Title: Maui Hawksbill turtle monitoring and conservation program
Short Name: Maui Hawksbill turtle monitoring and conservation program
Status: In Work

Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Maui supports a hawksbill turtle nesting beach monitoring and in-water survey program.


To survey four primary beaches (Kealia, Kalepolepo, Kawililipoa, and Oneloa) for evidence of nesting annually between July and Dec. The program IDs females (by their existing flipper tags or tagged if new), monitor nests, and inventories hatched nests. The program also implements in-water surveys to gather observations and information of foraging hawksbill turtles via snorkel/dive surveys (60-minute mapped transects with 2-10 people snorkeling in a line parallel to the coast, sweep the nearshore area for sightings. Divers photograph facial and flipper scute patterns with accompanying metadata (date, time, location, depth, benthic type, oceanographic conditions, size, sex, behavior, and forage species). The program trains volunteers, develops & disseminates outreach materials.


Grant recipient: Hawaii Wildlife Fund; Collaborators: PIFSC Marine Turtle Ecology and Assessemnt Program

Other Citation Details:

Impementation: 2010 - present

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 172815
Date Effective From: 2008
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Kelly, Irene K
Address: 1845 Wasp Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Phone: 808-725-5141
Contact Instructions:


Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 21995
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:21995
Metadata Record Created By: Irene K Kelly
Metadata Record Created: 2014-07-24 19:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-01
Owner Org: PIRO
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2015-12-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-01