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Hawksbill Turtle

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  1. Hawksbill Turtle http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Eretmochelys_imbricata.html Mackie Glashow

  2. Tropical regions: Atlantic and Pacific Hard-bottomed and reef habitats (sponges) with masses of floating sea plants Live up to 60 feet deep

  3. Critically endangered Consumed by: humans, sharks, large fish, octopi, and crocodiles. Bekko in Japan – cabinets, door posts, mirrors, etc. Nests are disturbed by dogs, humans, raccoons, and rats

  4. Omnivores Eat specific kinds of sponges Sea Jellies, fish, marine algae, and other plants and animals Prefer to eat in large groups with an abundance of brown algae

  5. 25-30 inches in size medium-sized compared to other turtles Young: heart shaped shell Males: Brighter pigmentation, thicker tail, longer claws Average weight in adults: 100-150 lbs Live for 30-50 years

  6. How did they get their name? 2 Claws on each forelimb Swim in a bird-like fashion V Shaped Head (like a birds’ beak)

  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trp6SSaxUnU

  8. See you in Belize!