Hawksbill Sea Turtle Identity Facts

Identifying Facts About Hawksbill Turtles Hawksbill marine turtles are found in the tropical reefs and rocky coastal areas of three main oceans - Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian.

The hawksbill sea turtle has a pointed and curved beak.

The overbite is distinctly more pronounced and similar to the beak of a the hawk.

Hawksbill's four main shell scutes overlap each other as they run along the edges of its beautiful 'fiberglass' carapace.

The small outward-pointing scutes at the edge of the carapace appear serrated similar to saw teeth.

Hawksbill turtles have two claws on each of its front flippers.

Hawksbill Turtles Species Status - Critically Endangered Species

Hawksbill Turtle Characterisitics

The hawksbill's shell is colored mostly green and brown. Their average body length ranges from two feet to over one meter.

They are not the largest sea turtle but typically weigh more than 60 kg. Their diet is mostly algae, coral, sea anemones and sponges.

They use their sharp beak to cut open sea urchins, jellyfish, and small mollusks.

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