Hawksbill Sea Turtle

by Justin Wang - Period 2 - 1/6/16 - Digital Literacy

Introduction

The Hawksbill Sea Turtle is a critically endangered sea turtle. It's scientific name is Eretmochelys imbricata. My driving question for this presentation was "How can I create a presentation to inform others about the Hawksbill Sea Turtle?" It is endangered, so people should know about it. I chose this topic because I was interested in sea turtles, and because I wanted other people to know about this animal.

The Hawksbill Sea Turtle

The Hawaksbill Sea Turtle is usually 30 to 50 inches long. It usually weighs 90 to 150 pounds. They mainly eat sponges, but also eat sea anemones and jellyfish. They have been on Earth for at least one hundred million years. They are important because they help remove sponges from coral reefs, making it easier for fish to feed off of the reefs. They also have tourism value, because people come to see them.

More Information

There are many reasons for why the Hawksbill Sea Turtle is endangered. John H. Wang, Senior Fisheries Researcher at NOAA Fisheries Science Center says, "Hawksbill sea turtle are endangered mainly due to human causes such as loss and damage to their foraging habitats (corals), loss of nesting beaches where they lay there eggs due to human development, the accidental capture of turtles during fishing, and the illegal harvesting of the turtles for their beautiful shells."

Range Map

The Hawksbill Sea Turtle lives primarily in the coral reefs of the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans.
Video

The video shows footage of a Hawksbill Sea Turtle. I learned about it's diet, because I was able to watch it.

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