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Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle.Sea turtles infrequently come ashore on Marine Corps Base Hawaii beaches and shorelines.

  • Hale Koa Beach
  • Pyramid Rock Beach
  • North Beach
  • Ft Hase Shoreline
  • Puuloa
  • 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
(808) 257-7000
BioScience Technician 
(808) 216-7135
Conservation Enforcement Officer
(808) 216-5178
Animal Control Officers
(808) 257-1821
Military Police  (if you can’t reach any other POC)
(808) 257-2123


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.