Don’t worry, this Maui Musing isn’t about centipedes. This one is about something much nicer - turtles!
When Eriko takes her Zellee-brainstorming walks on the beaches of Maui, she often encounters lots of turtles trotting (we’re not sure turtle trot but we liked the alliteration) in from the surf to take a snooze on the shore. You can find her attempting to glean insight from these wise creatures who’ve been around for 150 million years.
Maui is home to 5 different species of turtles, including Olive Ridleys, Loggerheads, Leatherbacks, Green Sea Turtles (honu), and Hawksbill Sea Turtles (honu‘ea). The green sea turtle is the most common species on Maui, followed by the hawksbill. Olive ridley, leatherback, and loggerheads are typically found in deeper waters. The best time to see sea turtles in Hawaii is anytime; often, they’re spotted swimming just offshore or sunning themselves on the beach.
Isn’t a post about turtles much more enjoyable than a post about centipedes. Eriko and Lisa think so!