Sea Turtle Startles Beachgoers in Maui

A pair of swimmers were left stunned by the appearance of a sea turtle at Maui Beach in Hawaii.

Video by Shawn White shows a man and a woman enjoying the waves with their bodyboards when they notice the animal. The woman can be heard laughing while the man urgently runs back to shore. The sea turtle is seen swimming through the waves.

“What a reaction! Got out of there quick!” White told Storyful.

Maui is well known for its sea turtle population with five of the seven species of the animal found in Hawaiian waters according to the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute. Credit: Shawn White via Storyful

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