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Hawksbill Turtle

Critically Endangered Animal
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on 13 November 2012

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Solution Direct Impact Human Impact Physical Appearance Status Critically Endangered The organization WWF developed Marine protected areas where turtles can feed and nest without being effected by humans.
They also monitor and around the areas where the turtle nests
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has banned all trade in turtle products. It is illegal to kill, capture or harass this animal.
Lots of areas around the world has banned the harvesting of Hawksbill Turtle.
Areas like Australia (where lots of turtles live) have stopped fishermen from laying their nets near turtle nests.
Other countries has been more aware of this critically endangered animal. By: Amanda and Angel The Hawksbill Turtle Basic Facts Scientific Name- Eretmochelys Inbricata
Weight- 90-150 lb
Length- Less than 3 ft. (1 to 5m) Diet The Hawksbill Turtle feeds mostly on sea sponges, but will also eat sea anomnes, jellyfish, seaweed and coral. Sponges are 70-90% of their diet. They hunt in coral reefs and shallow lagoons.

The Hawksbill Turtle is an omnivore. It feeds on sponges by using its beak-like mouth to reach into small holes and crevices in the sea floor to catch sponges. it also occasionally feeds on seaweed and other various underwater plants. Turtle Shells are used to make jewelry and house hold decorations.
Trading Shells in the black market. -They have a flattened body shape *Even though hunting hawksbill turtles are banned, lots of fishermen are still killing turtles to trade them in the black market. -Distinct beak-like mouth that gives it its name -Saw-like shell margins -Shells sightly change colour, based on the
water temperature. Indirect Impact Tangled in fishing nets
Destruction of Coral Reefs- feeding grounds for the Hawksbill Turtle.
Boat Crashes
Dynamite Fishing (Blowing up coral reefs to stun fish)
Oil Spills/ Chemical Leaks Generally, sea turtles have been of least concern due to their long lifespans. However, in 1982 the IUCN red list of endangered species listed the Hawksbill turtle as endangered. In 1996, the status was updated to Critically Endangered. The turtle currently listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Importing and exporting tortoise shell merchandise is illegal, and it is forbidden to kill, capture or harass a Hawksbill turtle. References Hawksbill sea turtle, Retrieved from
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/hawksbill-turtle/
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October 12, 2012, Hawksbill Turtle, Retrieved from
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/hawksbill.htm,
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Cavendish M. 1993, Endangered Animals of the Wild, New York, Oct. 26

Leigh H. 2012, Hawksbill Turtle. Retrieved from
http://worldwildlife.org/species/hawksbill-turtle
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Hawksbill Turtle, Retrieved from http://www.seeturtles.org/959/hawksbill-turtle.html
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2011, Species fact Sheet: Hawksbill sea Turtle. Retrieved from http://www.conserveturtles.org/seaturtleinformation.php?page=hawksbill
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October 29, 2012, Hawksbill Turtle. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawksbill_sea_turtle
Retrieved on Oct. 25 Graph (Actual) We found out that the Hawksbill Turtle population Rate Decreases by about 4% each year.
Since there is no exact population stat on the Hawksbill Turtle we used the population of the year 2004 and decreased it by 4% each year. Graph #2 (Misinterpreted) Thanks for Watching!! Adaptations Flattened body shape
Protective carapace (Shell)
Flipper like arms
Curvy and Sharp Beak (Snapping seaweed)
Shell Changes color depending on water temperature. Habitat The Hawksbill Turtle mostly lives in areas with warm climate. ex Australia, India/China, west of Europe, Mexico and southern parts of US.
It is mostly found in tropical coral reefs, lagoons.
Turtles can even be found in mangrove swamps in the estuaries.
The also rest in underwater caves
Travel more than 2000km from feeding sites to nesting sites.
Young turtles are prelagic. (They stay in the middle parts of the ocean until they have matured) Baby Turtles can be hunted by shore birds and shore crabs if they don't make it in to deeper waters in time. Food Pyramid (Adult Turtle) Because of its special colour and pattern...
Turtle shells can also be used to make items like watches, iPhone cases, guitar picks, wallets etc.
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