Another beautiful day on Maui for paddling! A Kona wind was blowing which brought in some vog from the Big Island, and almost made the island of Lanai disappear. Paddling against the wind going out gave me a good workout. Down by Kam III I saw a baby turtle! It’s shell was about 12 inches in diameter, and it had a little head that kept popping out of the water. I immediately stopped paddling and sat down on my board and it came right over to me, it was so friendly! I have never seen such a little turtle swimming out in the ocean all by itself! I worried that it looked kinda “bite size”. I sure hope it survives! Here is something I copied from the Sierra Club about turtles:
Why Sea Turtles Need Solar Panels
Sea turtles have thrived in the world’s oceans for millions of years, but every single species is currently endangered. That makes it doubly tragic that, nearly a year after the BP oil disaster, sea turtles are dying in record numbers in the Gulf of Mexico. Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune blogs about how clean-energy sources like wind and solar can help wild creatures like sea turtles — and points us to an action we can take right now to keep some leatherback sea turtles from losing their nesting sites.