Under the sea by Basan6
Animal, mammal, vertebrate, reptile
Special body covering:
Turtle have hard shells which help protect them against predetors.
Estimated to be around 30 to 50 years
24 to 45 in (62.5 to 114 cm)
100 to 150 lbs (45 to 68 kg)
Scientists are not sure how they communicate but believe they use sight and sound.
- Females return to the beaches where they were born to nest.
(NG ; TQ ; SP-image)
What is being done to help them:
- Listed in 1996 as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
- Listed endangered in 1970 by the United States Endangered Species Act (US. ESA).
- The Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) has forbided the trade of turtle products in the international market.
- Their exact population is unknown but they are listed as endangered.
With this, you'll save another generation of Hawksbill Turtles.
(ACM ; EI ; KT ; NPS)
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