Lonely Planet Writer

Sea turtle forces closure of USS Arizona Memorial

An endangered sea turtle was found eating near the docks of the USS Arizona Memorial last week, prompting the National Park Service to close the attraction.

Sea Turtle.
Sea Turtle. Image by Eric Danley / CC BY 2.0

Green sea turtles are endangered, and people are required to stay at least 150ft away from the animals. Tour boats were blocked from docking at the memorial for three days. The memorial can receive as many as 5000 visitors a day. Read more: travelpulse.com