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: There hard shell is used for protection from predators as well as claws on there 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 there shells were once sought after for women’s jewellery.
- They are solitary for most of there lives and meet only to mate.