Sea turtle population does well during lava

An aerial shot of Mackenzie Beach Park on Nov. 16, 2018. After completing two aerial surveys, the Hawaii Wildlife Fund found turtles appeared to be in higher numbers outside of the lava ocean entry areas, likely staying near the food sources that were not covered or “scrubbed” by new sand and wave interactions. (Hawaii Wildlife Fund/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Surveys appear to show sea turtles fared well during the recent Kilauea Volcano eruption.