Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle
Watercolor, Pen and Ink on Arches 140lb. Hot Press
Matted in a 5x7'' Ivory Matt
Chelonia mydas

Called Honu in Hawaiian, Sea Turtles are a common sight in Hawaii.  Two species of sea turtle, the Green Turtle and the Hawksbill Turtle are found in Hawaii, although the Green Turtle is the most common of the two species.  Green Turtles graze on algae and sea grasses along shorelines mostly in the early morning and late afternoon.  Unlike Green Turtles found elsewhere in the world, Hawaiian Green Turtles can be found basking on beaches during the day.  Green Turtles can reach a length of about four feet (1.22 m) and weigh a maximum of 400 pounds (181 kg).

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