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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

In Memory of Honey Gurl

Honey GurlAnyone whose been up to the North Shore, at one time or another, may have seen Honey Gurl basking under the warm Hawaiian sunlight surrounded by her buffet of choice - limu - seaweed!

So calm and gentle, she brought a smile to people of all ages, and from all parts of the world, who had the privilege to watch in her natural habitat. These beautiful marine species take on average 25 years to reach sexual maturity and thus why they take so long to recover from population crashes and are federally protected species.

Some time within the last 24 hours, Honey Gurl, 30 years of age, was held defenseless in the brutal hands of her spineless, heartless assailant. Her remains were discovered this morning, partially buried in sand, with her shell floating in the nearby waters.

Attached is a picture I took of her last year.

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080719/BREAKING01/80719064/0/BREAKING01

9 Comments:

Blogger Stinkypaw said...

What a sad story... she was such a beautiful honu... Sad world we live in...

Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 9:47:00 PM HST  
Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. If it was a guy he should have it nuts pulled off and people should laugh at him.

Some people more wicked than others and for why I have no clues.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 1:46:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

Kala, I am so happy that you have this splendid photo of this wonderful animal. I'm with Abraham; I have no idea what goes through some people's minds and the perpetrator of this dastardly act should be punished severely! Thanks for the wonderful post.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 4:24:00 AM HST  
Blogger Carrie Hayes said...

How sad! She was beautiful!! I hope they catch the guy, and hopefully it doesnt happen again

Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 6:07:00 AM HST  
Blogger Jilly said...

Oh how sad - how tragic - how absolutely beautiful she was. Animal cruelty - any cruelty - but somehow animals: innocent, beautiful, it's beyond me to understand how anyone could want to harm such a wonderful creature. I'm speechless and I'm so sorry, Kala. I can just imagine how terribly upset you are. Thankyou for the photograph.

Please let us know if the authorities catch the bastard. I sure hope so.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 9:05:00 AM HST  
Blogger Dina said...

I saw Honey Girl just dayz before too.....it broke my heart. :(
Whats even sadder is that someone is running around living in such darkness that they had to mutalate a harmless turtle!!

Monday, July 21, 2008 at 8:08:00 AM HST  
Blogger Harry Makertia said...

Kala, I hope more and more people will read your post. Your picture is fabulous, and I just fell in love with this girl.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 4:09:00 AM HST  
Blogger Blacksun said...

People are so cruel. She was so beautiful :(

Friday, July 25, 2008 at 9:53:00 AM HST  
Blogger Jazzy said...

great photo Kala and a very sad story.
glad to see you around.

Friday, August 1, 2008 at 12:21:00 AM HST  

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