Kilauea: Mountain of Fire
Video: Green Turtle Recovery Program

Kilauea’s lava flows have created a fertile feeding ground for turtles just offshore. Green sea turtles are drawn here by bountiful seaweed and the black sand beaches that are a favorite basking ground. Hunting and egg harvesting nearly brought the turtles to the brink, but marine biologist George Balazs runs a conservation program that has been tagging turtles since 1978.

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  • briantravelman

    Is this part of the episode?

  • NATURE Online

    This is a Web exclusive video, so you won’t see it on TV.

  • briantravelman

    So that scene with the fish cleaning the turtle is not gonna be in the episode?

  • Francis Wong

    Is this true? Is the green turtle scene not part of the TV program? What a disappointment.

  • NATURE Online

    While it didn’t make it into the program, it is some great footage. That’s why we’re sharing it with you as a Web-only video. Enjoy!

  • briantravelman

    I agree with Francis Wong! What a dissapointment! I’ll probably watch it anyways out of curiosity, but I night not tape it! Is not to late to edit that scene in! You got till Sunday 8:00 P.M. Pacific time! It would really be better if you they put it in the episode! Oh well! Maybe some people just don’t know how to make a good nature documantary! I blame the editors! Oh well! Maybe it’ll make up for it with other footage! Just as long as there are some animals, and no people!

  • Margy Moseley

    Is there any way we can get a copy of the Kilauea- Mountain of Fire video. Our daughter is one of the scientists in the film and we would love a copy.

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