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  Save Sea Turtles and Sea Turtle Habitats
Sea turtles have existed for more than 100 million years, but today they are struggling for their lives and their future.
Sea turtles play key roles in ecosystems that are critical to them as well as to humans: the oceans, beaches, and dunes.
Sea grass must be kept short to remain healthy, and beds of healthy sea grass are essential breeding and development areas for many species of fish and other marine life.
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  Hawksbill turtle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a sea turtle that is distinguished by the following characteristics.
Coral reefs are the natural habitat for hawksbill turtles.
Sea anemones and other invertebrates have also been found in the stomach of some turtles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawksbill_turtle   (357 words)

  
 Conservation of Hawksbill Sea Turtles: Perceptions and Realities
Because hawksbill populations have been intensively exploited for centuries and we have little knowledge of early population levels, it is difficult to grasp the magnitude of the population declines.
In hawksbills, for which the best estimate of sexual maturity is about 20 to 40 years (Chaloupka and Limpus, 1997; Crouse, 1999), even a small population of adult hawksbills will have a relatively large number of juveniles in the 20 to 40 age classes of subadults.
Carr, A., and Meylan, A.B. Extinction or rescue for the hawksbill?
www.turtles.org /bjorndal.htm   (2222 words)

  
 Turtle - Endangered Species Zoo
The hawksbill Sea Turtle is a medium/small turtle with an oval shell and small head.
The general habitat for the hawksbill turtle is around the tropical waters of the world, especially rocky areas or reefs.
Man kills hawksbill turtles for their valuable shell, eggs (which are a delicacy) leather and oil, which is used in the cosmetic industry.
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 Hawksbill Sea Turtle, Hawksbill Sea Turtle Information
Hawksbill turtles are well known for their beautiful carapace (exterior shell) often referred to as "tortoise shell" which was exploited for many years by the fashion industry.
Hawksbill sea turtles are listed as an endangered species and are protected in Hawaii under state law, the Federal Endangered Species Act, and listed under the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species, making it illegal to import or export turtle products.
Juvenile, subadult and adult hawksbill sea turtles are omnivorous scavengers, feeding primarily on sponges found on the solid substrate of coral reefs.
www.allthesea.com /Hawksbill-Sea-Turtle.html   (1205 words)

  
 Atlantic Hawksbill Sea Turtle Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Hawksbill sea turtles have two pairs of prefrontal plates between the eyes.
The hawksbill sea turtle is an omnivore, eating mostly algae, sea grasses, soft corals, crustaceans, mollusks, sponges, jellyfish and sea urchins.
Hawksbill sea turtles are found extensively all over the world, including the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, the Persian Gulf, and the Red and Mediterranean seas.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/dfwmr/wildlife/endspec/athafs.html   (679 words)

  
 Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Hawksbill nesting grounds are widely dispersed throughout their range; up to 25,000 females nest in 60 tropical and subtropical countries.
The hawksbill gets its name from the shape of its beak, which isn't quite as curved or pointed as a hawk's beak, but is much more pronounced than that of other sea turtle species.
Because of the hawksbills' wide migration throughout the Caribbean, the cooperation of all nations in the area is critical in protecting these populations.
www.hsus.org /wildlife/a_closer_look_at_wildlife/turtles_and_tortoises/hawksbill_sea_turtle.html   (872 words)

  
 Hawksbill Sea Turtle
It is the only sea turtle whose costal and vertebral scutes of the upper shell (carapace) overlap the ones behind them, much like a shingled roof.
The head is long and narrow compared to that of other kinds of sea turtles and it has a narrow hawk-like beak, for which it was named.
Hawksbills are denizens of coral reefs and rocky areas, shallow costal areas and lagoons.
www.seaturtleinc.com /turtles/hawksbill.html   (285 words)

  
 If You Find a Sea Turtle
All sea turtle species found in United States waters are either threatened or endangered and are federally protected.
If the animal you've found is a sea turtle (a turtle with flippers), it is best to alert the local authorities (department of natural resources, police department, harbormaster, or animal control agency).
In order to determine whether the sea turtle you've found is in need of assistance, it is helpful to know about the natural history of sea turtles in your area.
www.hsus.org /wildlife/cape_wildlife_center/wildlife_care/if_you_find_a_baby_wild_animal/if_you_find_a_sea_turtle.html   (321 words)

  
 Species Profiles — OBIS-SEAMAP
Hawksbill turtles can be identified by their richly patterned, overlapping costal scutes and obvious serrations on their marginal scutes.
The hawksbill turtle is found throughout the world’s tropical oceans, although the species has in rare instances been found as far north as Massachusetts on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has designated Mona Island and Monito Island in Puerto Rico as critical habitat.
The hawksbill sea turtle is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN and is listed as endangered in the U.S. Demand for the beautiful shell has resulted in the harvest of great numbers of this turtle.
seamap.env.duke.edu /species/tsn/173836   (645 words)

  
 Hawksbill Turtles
The hawksbill is one of the smaller sea turtles,
Hawksbills are extremely endangered due to the demand for their shell, which is used for various jewelries and artifacts throughout the world.
Sea turtles are marine reptiles that have existed since their giant land turtle ancestors returned to the sea sometime during the Age of Dinosaurs.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/st_hawkbill.htm   (387 words)

  
 Mr and Mrs Smith's Life Science: Sea Turtles Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
St Catherines Sea Turtle Conservation Program Confronted with the exploding population of humans and their ever increasing technology, sea turtles have become seriously threatened and endangered; not a new phenomenon for individual species throughout geologic time, but unique due to a world-wide endangerment of sea turtles because of their interactions with humans.
The green sea turtle is the largest of the hard-shelled marine turtles, reaching an average size of 500 lbs.
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle The Kemp's ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii, is the smallest of the five species of sea turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico.
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 CHS-Hawksbill Sea Turtle Report
Hawksbill sea turtles are a kind of turtle which has been listed as an endangered animal since 1970.
Hawksbill turtles nest on small pocket beaches, and because of their small body size and agility, can go over reefs that limit attack by other species.
Eggs stolen from the Hawksbill nests by humans and other predators reduce the population.(Even though they are endangered, the Hawksbill sea turtle's eggs are still eaten by humans, and are considered a delicacy.
www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl /reports/cathedra/hawksbill.html   (821 words)

  
 Animal Planet :: Corwin's Carnival of Creatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The hawksbill sea turtle is found all over the wold, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean seas.
The hawksbill turtle is an omnivore and eats mainly on sea grasses, corals, jellyfish, sea urchins and algae.
These turtles faced other problems though in other parts of the world, where they were sold for their meat and eggs.
animal.discovery.com /fansites/jeffcorwin/carnival/frog/hawksbill.html   (349 words)

  
 Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
Hawksbill turtles are unique among sea turtles in that they have two pairs of prefrontal scales on the top of the head and each of the flippers usually has two claws.
In the Pacific, the pelagic habitat of hawksbill juveniles is unknown.
Hawksbill turtles are circumtropical, usually occurring from 30° N to 30° S latitude in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and associated bodies of water.
www.nmfs.noaa.gov /pr/species/turtles/hawksbill.htm   (2329 words)

  
 Flower Garden Banks NMS - Turtle Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On rare occasions a hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) would be reported, and once or twice, a giant leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriaceaf) would traverse the Sanctuary and be spotted by a lucky person from the deck of the dive vessel.
Capturing sea turtles at depth is logistically very challenging, and it took many hours of searching (at night usually) to be successful in the 6 individuals being captured.
Sea turtle research is usually conducted from the nesting beaches, where the females come up onto shore in huge numbers.
www.flowergarden.nos.noaa.gov /research/turtle.html   (815 words)

  
 Hawksbill Sea Turtle - Incredible Journey: Hawksbill Sea Turtles
Habitat Range: Hawksbills are found in the eastern Atlantic, from the coast of France to the southern tip of Africa, and have feeding grounds in the Mediterranean.
In the Americas, hawksbills occur in the east Pacific from the U.S. to Peru and in the west Atlantic from Nova Scotia to Brazil.
In low-technology rural communities, sea turtles are prized for their ability to stay alive for long periods after capture.
www.nature.org /magazine/fall2002/turtles   (620 words)

  
 Hawksbill Sea Turtle: WhoZoo
Hawksbill Sea turtles are more commonly found in the locality of coral reef formations.
Hawksbill Sea turtle's undersides are light yellow or white.
The turtle is on loan from the University of Texas Marine Science Institutes Rescue.
whozoo.org /Intro2001/talcala/TA_HAWKSBILL.htm   (610 words)

  
 TPWD:Atlantic Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Hawksbill turtles nest primarily at night, but there are reports of daytime nesting, usually on uninhabited beaches.
Although sea turtles are subject to predation throughout their life cycle, predation is particularly high during the first two years of life.
Hawksbill turtles nest on sandy beaches, often in the proximity of coral reefs.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /huntwild/wild/species/endang/animals/reptiles_amphibians/hawkturt.phtml   (669 words)

  
 The Hawksbill Turtle
Despite protective legislation, international trade in hawksbill shells and subsistence use of meat and eggs continue unabated in many countries and pose a significant threat to the survival of the species in the region.
Hawksbills nest on low- and high-energy beaches in tropical oceans of the world, frequently sharing high energy beaches with green turtles.
Hawksbills have a strong site fidelity to specific nesting beach areas and are capable of returning to the same place season after season.
www.turtles.org /hawksd.htm   (1075 words)

  
 NetPets, Inc. / The Kids' Room / Sea Turtle Facts
It is, however, the largest hard-shelled sea turtle with adults weighing in at an average of between 200 and 300 pounds with a shell length of between 36 and 43 inches.
The hawksbill is a small-to-medium-size sea turtle, ranging from 30 to 36 inches in shell length and weighing from 100 to 200 pounds.
Adult loggerhead sea turtles are big, reddish-brown reptiles ranging between 150 and 400 pounds and their shell length is between 33 to 40 inches.
www.chirpingbird.com /netpets/html/classrm/turtlfac.html   (2295 words)

  
 Hawksbill Sea Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata at MarineBio.org
Sea turtles are some of the largest turtles in the world and live in almost every ocean of the world.
Hawksbill turtles are omnivorous with a diet that consists primarily of sponges.
The eggs of hawksbill sea turtles were once a popular food for humans as was the meat, however the sale and consumption of turtle eggs is now illegal and the meat was found to be frequently poisonous to humans.
marinebio.org /species.asp?id=164   (1975 words)

  
 Nicaragua: Sea Turtle Conservation Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Critical nesting and feeding habitat for endangered sea turtles occurs in the offshore waters and on the cays and mainland of Caribbean Nicaragua.
Currently in Nicaragua the uncontrolled harvest of both sea turtles, from the water and beaches, and their eggs poses a serious threat to the long-term survival of these endangered species.
WCS engages the support of local communities by educating people about sea turtles and their impact on these endangered populations, by working directly with local communities on solutions to current threats to sea turtles in Nicaragua, by hiring local staff and training them, and by providing this staff with results from WCS research.
www.wcs.org /sw-around_the_globe/marine/nicaraguaseaturtle?preview=1&psid=&ph=   (465 words)

  
 HAWKSBILL SEA TURTLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The hawksbill sea turtle is one of the many species of turtle that is endangered.
The hawksbill sea turtle as many other sea turtles is omnivorous, feeding both on plant and animal material.
The turtle has disappeared in many areas and if their eggs are not protected now it may be impossible to save this species from extinction.
www.botolanwildlifefarm.com /to/hawksbill_turtle.htm   (319 words)

  
 Sea Turtle Facts and Information, Leatherback, Green, Hawksbill
Sea turtles are found in all the world's oceans with the exception of the Arctic Ocean, and some species travel between oceans.
Sea turtles of all species are endangered (for an excellent reference see James R. Spotila's book "Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation").
Sea turtle trapped in a fishing netBeach development is another large area which has threatened sea turtles.
www.swordfishingcentral.com /sea-turtle.html   (874 words)

  
 Hawksbill Sea Turtle: WhoZoo
Hawksbill Sea turtles are more commonly found in the locality of coral reef formations.
The Hawksbill Sea turtle at the Fort Worth Zoo is housed in a medium sized standing aquarium.
The turtle is on loan from the University of Texas Marine Science Institutes Rescue.
www.whozoo.org /Intro2001/talcala/TA_HAWKSBILL.htm   (610 words)

  
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Hawksbill turtles are well known for their beautiful carapace (shell) which is often referred to as “tortoise” shell.
Hawksbill sea turtles inhabit tropical and subtropical waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Hawksbill sea turtles are associated with coral reefs but can also be found on rocky outcrops, where sponges (their main food item) are found, or in mangrove-fringed bays and estuaries where reefs are absent.
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