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Big Island hotel releases five young honu into the ocean

(Image: Mauna Lani Hotel) (Image: Mauna Lani Hotel)
(Image: Mauna Lani Hotel) (Image: Mauna Lani Hotel)
WAIMEA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Five young honu on the Big Island had their own independence to celebrate this Independence Day. 

The turtles were released back into the ocean at Mauna Lani Hotel as hundreds of visitors helped guide the honu back out to sea.

They were raised by the hotel and then released after reaching the right size and weight.

So far, the hotel has set 210 turtles out to sea over the past 20 years.

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