Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) at a cleaning station in Hawaii

Look what Jerry found on Google Earth!

We have mentioned cleaning stations in several of our blog posts. Here is a short video of a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) being 'serviced' at a turtle cleaning station on the Big Island's Kona Coast. Visits to these cleaning stations are the turtle version of going to a beauty salon for a spa treatment. The turtle looks like she's saying, "Ahhh" -- don't you think?

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  1. He certainly seems relaxed! And who wouldn't be with that royal treatment.

  2. Sometimes a turtle will sit still for a half hour or more while the fish work on it. They really do seem to like it.


  3. What a marvelous video. That turtle definately is enjoying the spa treatment.


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