Name: Hawksbill Turtle
Origin: Atlantic, Pacific & Indian Oceans
Habitat: Coral Reefs
Size: 71cm-89cm & 40kg-70kg
Diet: Sponges, Anemones & Squid
Predators: Sharks, Killer Whales, Crocodiles & Octopuses
Attack/Defence: Their hard shell is used for protection from predators as well as claws on their front flippers and a powerful jaw accompanied by a raptor like beak.
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Life Expectancy: 50 years
The hawksbill turtles shell changes colour depending on water temperature.
They are endangered because their shells were once sought after for women's jewellery.
They are solitary for most of their lives and meet only to mate.