Hawksbill Sea Turtle
This critically endangered marine turtle has been exploited for thousands of years as the sole source of commercial tortoiseshell. The beautiful carapace is generally streaked and marbled with amber...
The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea
turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the ...
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Description: The hawksbill is one of the smaller sea turtles. Head is narrow and
has 2 pairs of prefrontal scales (scales in front of its eyes). Jaw is not serrated.
They grow to about 3ft in length and reach weights of about 180lbs.
The hawksbill sea turtle
has overlapping scutes on its carapace (these overlapping scutes are called 'imbricata' and are the source of the species' name). The hawksbill's
plastron is a light yellow-cr... More »
Learn about the unique characteristics and behavior of the hawksbill sea turtle.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's North Florida Field Office factsheet providing
details on the Hawksbill sea turtle biology, ecology, protected status and
Oct 30, 2014 ... map of hawksbill turtle range worldwide .... Protecting sea turtles on U.S. nesting
beaches and in U.S. waters alone, therefore, is not sufficient to ...
The Kid's Times: Volume I, Issue 1. Hawksbill Sea Turtle. Sea turtles are graceful
saltwater reptiles, well adapted to life in their marine world. With streamlined ...
Learn about hawksbill turtle, as well as the threats this species faces, what WWF
is doing to protect its future, and how you can help.