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Polls Close Today for “Name a Baby Sea Turtle Contest”

December 22, 2014, 6:58 AM HST
* Updated December 22, 7:01 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

Voting polls close today, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, for the Maui Ocean Center’s “Name a Baby Sea Turtle Contest.”

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The public is invited to vote via the Maui Ocean Center’s Facebook page, with six winners to be awarded a special behind-the-scenes Sea Turtle Encounter, and have their photo posted on the aquarium website.

Contest winners will be announced this week.

Turtle A: Names being considered include:  Alaula - Light of Breaking Dawn since Turtle A is adventurous and a leader, the dawn usually represents the "first" of something, just as a leader is always the "first."  Ikaika - strong, determined, energetic  ‘Eleu – lively, energetic, spry, nimble, agile, alert  Kao lele - Firework, complements personality and was born on 4th of July. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle A: Names being considered include: Alaula – Light of Breaking Dawn since Turtle A is adventurous and a leader, the dawn usually represents the “first” of something, just as a leader is always the “first.”; Ikaika – strong, determined, energetic; ‘Eleu – lively, energetic, spry, nimble, agile, alert; and Kao lele – Firework, complements personality and was born on 4th of July. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle B: Characteristics: gentle, friendly, wants to play, silly, goof   Pā’ani -  playful  Le'ale'a Makuakai - to have fun or to have a good time (Le'ale'a); "Guardian of the sea", to take care of the ocean (Makuakai)  Kūnoa - Freedom, complements personality and was born on 4th of July. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle B: Characteristics: gentle, friendly, wants to play, silly, goof. Names being considered include: Pā’ani – playful; Le’ale’a Makuakai – to have fun or to have a good time (Le’ale’a); “Guardian of the sea”, to take care of the ocean (Makuakai); and Kūnoa – Freedom, complements personality and was born on 4th of July. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle C: Characteristics: Inquisitive nature, voracious when it comes to eating   Pololi - hungry!  Niele - Inquisitive, nosey  Makoa - Brave, Fearless, complements personality and was born on 4th of July. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle C: Characteristics: Inquisitive nature, voracious when it comes to eating. Names being considered include: Pololi – hungry; Niele – Inquisitive, nosey; and Makoa – Brave, Fearless, complements personality and was born on 4th of July. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle D: Characteristics: Meaty, quick grower, patient, curious   Akamai - Clever, intelligent  Ahonui - patient, enduring  Wiki Wiki - quick,fast  Polunu hākilo  – chubby, snoop  Lipaki - Liberty, complements personality and was born on 4th of July. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle D: Characteristics: Meaty, quick grower, patient, curious.  Names being considered include: Akamai – Clever, intelligent; Ahonui – patient, enduring; Wiki Wiki – quick,fast; Polunu hākilo – chubby, snoop; and Lipaki – Liberty, complements personality and was born on 4th of July. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle E: Characteristics: Shy, sensitive, prefers to stay behind-the-scenes   Kanuha - One who sulks  Hila -  shy, bashful, timid  Ūpē - humble, bashful. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle E: Characteristics: Shy, sensitive, prefers to stay behind-the-scenes.  Names being considered include: Kanuha – One who sulks; Hila – shy, bashful, timid; Ūpē – humble, bashful. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle F: Characteristics: Very calm, docile, well-behaved   Haku -  Overseer or supervisor  Akahai -  gentle, docile, unassuming  Mohalu - At ease, relaxed. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Turtle F: Characteristics: Very calm, docile, well-behaved.  Names being considered include: Haku – Overseer or supervisor; Akahai – gentle, docile, unassuming; and Mohalu – At ease, relaxed. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

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