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turtle in net?

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turtle in net?

I was watching the maui sun seeker cam just now and there is a little fishing net just off the shore, I saw something moving at the edge of the net and when i zoomed in it looks like it could be a turtle flipper?? i don't know if i am just imagining things or if there could really be a turtle there but what should i do?

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1. Re: turtle in net?

That is distressing to watch ... hopefully it's been noticed from shore and are taking action soon. (p.s. I don't think you were imagining it ... when I view it, there was a close up, and then a more distant view. It didn't look like a turtle in the close up, but not sure what it is?)

Edited: 03 February 2013, 17:03
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2. Re: turtle in net?

found this online but not sure how to ring from uk

On Maui, the correct phone numbers to report a stranded sea turtle and facilitate a response are as follows:

278-3775 (Pager, for Kihei area)

NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Personnel

893-3172 or 893-3050 (Pagers, for all other areas

Maui Community College Marine Option Program

873-3990

Maui DOCARE, State of Hawaii

Weekends, holidays, and after hours:

643-DLNR (3567)

DOCARE, State of Hawaii

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3. Re: turtle in net?

On second look, it might be a turtle ... flippers going on both sides, and looking a little frantic.

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4. Re: turtle in net?

i called the hotel as I couldn't figure out how to call the pager numbers and the gent who answered the phone said they had already called for help to release it. I can see people gathering on the beach in front of the net. Hopefully it will be ok, felt sick and helpless when I realised what it was.

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5. Re: turtle in net?

Police are on site now

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6. Re: turtle in net?

i just saw a police car pull up and he's walking over to look.

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7. Re: turtle in net?

Thanks for the update...hope all is well with the turtle!

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8. Re: turtle in net?

well done for a quick response from Maui people, great to see people taking care of the wildlife

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9. Re: turtle in net?

Way to pay attention Vanessa! I am glad tgat turtle had people looking out for it. This forum has amazing folks that care.....I love the Hawaii forums. :-))) Deb

P.S. I don't get into the webcams cause I am afraid of getting addicted!

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10. Re: turtle in net?

Wow...good job!