Sea Turtle Rescue Hotline: 808-881-4200 ; 808-987-6903
The Hawai'i Preparatory Academy operates a sea turtle rescue hotline through which we respond to calls along the leeward coast regarding sick, injured or dead sea turtles. Marc Rice and student volunteers respond whenever a call is received at the hotline (881 4200). Sick or injured turtles, once they are found and secured, are evaluated through consultation with our Oahu turtle Veterinarian, Dr. Robert Morris, and appropriate actiions are taken. Appropriate action can be anything from solving the issue on site, to placing the animal in an animal carrier and shipping it to Oahu for evaluation and treatment by Dr. Morris. If the turtle is dead, it is placed in a freezer at HPA and later shipped to Oahu for necropsy to determine, if possible, the cause of death.