By- Giuliana V. 3rd period
Characterics of the Hawsbill Turtle
The hawksbill turtle, name on originated from its mouth shape. The hawksbill turtle's tampered head has a sharp point. This sharp point is similar to the beak of a hawk. This turtle also has long flippers which resemble a bird like figure.
This turtle has two claws on each of it flippers along with it beak resembled mouth figure. The hawksbill turtle also has unique traits on the surface of it shell. That help other turtles distinguishing whether they are hawksbill turtles or sea turtles.
Habitat- The hawksbill turtle has several different homes over its live time. They can be found in coral reefs, off shore water of islands.
Located from Australia to Japan, southern Brazil to the British Isles. Also, found off of the southern coast of Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.The climate of these waters can range from depending on the ocean and the season. In the pacific ocean the water temperature is us ally around 45*F.
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Once ready to birth a females Hawksbill turtle. Lays her eggs on a island shore. Or for example in Florida, coastline. This is also the most dangerous time of their lives comes when hatchlings make the journey from their nests to the sea. Crabs and flocks of gulls birds prey on the young turtles.
"The Hawksbill Sea Turtle does not interact a lot with any other organisms around the reef. It is a very solitary creature, without any especially intriguing symbiotic relationships to speak of."- Eli Weed
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Position in the food web
The hawksbill turtle is only eaten and harmed by sharks and humans. Its hard shell gives this turtle and advantage to being eaten. But the Hawksbill turtle is known to eat almost half of the different types of organism in the barrel reef.
Why are the Hawksbill turtles going extinct?
Hawksbill turtles populations all over the world have been decreasing. In current decades in large amounts. Hawksbill turtles are currently due to the possibly of extinction, because of most human activities.
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