I had a diver friend tell me he saw a hawksbill out at the scratching post so I swam out to see if she
was still there. Timing was good as I caught her at the surface after finishing her rest and before she
took off for parts unknown. As I suspected, it was 83-M.
She took numerous breaths and we hung at the surface for a while. Ultimately we were joined by a male
green sea turtle that perhaps had some interest in 83-M. I spotted him coming over and he engaged her in
a circling encounter:
He passed by me and then off he went.
83-M settled down on the sand and nibbled on a piece of coral and then lifted off and swam away.