Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata)
Length - 60-80 cm
Breeding - Oviparous
Habit - Aquatic
Status - Critically Endangered
The hawsbill turtle is found in warmer parts of the Atlantic and the tropical Indo-Pacific. One of the smallest marine turtles, the hawksbill is easily recognised by its carapace, which has a central keel and serrated edges. Seen closely, its scutes are beautifully marks - the reason why this species has been so widely hunted. Hawksbills are long-lived animals, and are less migratory that other marine turtles. They use their narrow beaks to forage for sponges. molluscs, and other animals on the sea bed and among coral reefs.