Pacific Whale Foundation Hatchling Sea Turtle Plush Toy
This soft and cuddly hatchling turtle is ready to come live with you and your keiki. From his sweet, dark eyes and cute little flippers to the Pacific Whale Foundation logo he proudly wears embroidered on his tummy, he’s destined to be your little one’s new best friend.
- Soft plush stuffed toy with realistic eyes
- Pacific Whale Foundation logo on the belly of the shell
- Ages 3 and up
- Measurements: 11.75” x 11.75” x 2.75”
Did you now...The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, or Honu, is a remarkable creature. The gentle reptiles are known for their ability to gracefully glide through the ocean with their paddle-like flippers and are often spotted feasting on algae close to shore while occasionally bobbing their heads up for air. They were listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1978. To this day, although their population has begun to climb again, they are still listed as endangered species. Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, considered Aumakua (ancestral deities) to some Hawaiian families, reach lengths of around three to four feet and typically weigh between 200 to 500 pounds. A healthy Honu can live between 60 and 80 years.
While they are still a legally protected species, Honu face serious environmental threats like abandoned fishing lines and nets, boat propellers, disease and the destruction of their nesting habitats.If you’re lucky enough to spot one, remember to respectfully admire these gorgeous creatures from a considerable distance whether you’re on land or in the sea.