{ 11. } Honu
(ho-new) “green sea turtle”
Named after their green-colored fat tissue which comes from the limu (algae) in their diet, the average life span of this reptile is around 80 years. Honu have a distinctive heart-shaped, gray-brown shell, may grow up to four feet in length and weigh up to 400 lbs. The adult male Honu has a single mating claw on their front flippers and a longer, thicker tail than the female. They are often seen along the coastline surfacing for air.
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