Sea turtles infrequently come ashore on Marine Corps Base Hawaii beaches and shorelines.
- Hale Koa Beach
- Pyramid Rock Beach
- North Beach
- Ft Hase Shoreline
- Marine Corps Training Area Bellows (MCTAB)
The Threatened and Endangered (T&E) sea turtle is the most common around the waters surrounding MCB Hawaii; however other T&E turtles, i.e. Olive Ridley and Loggerhead turtles infrequently pay us a visit. In accordance with Federal and State law, MCB Hawaii has a duty and responsibility to protect them.
In the event a turtle appears on any of the aforementioned beaches or shorelines, do NOT approach them, but notify any of the following MCB Hawaii personnel:
Natural Resources Manager
Conservation Enforcement Officer
Animal Control Officers
Military Police (if you can’t reach any other POC)
The Threatened and Endangered Species Act and its amendments impose severe penalties (fines and jail sentences) if a person intentionally harasses or harms a T&E turtle.
If a turtle comes ashore, all persons and pets must remain at least 50 feet away from them.
Do not attempt to feed or give them water.