Hawksbill Turtles


This is a hawksbill turtle named after its narrow nose. These animals live in the oceans near the coral reefs. They can weigh from 90 pounds to 150 pounds. These turtles live coral reefs and feed off of the coral, jellyfish, and sponge anemones. The reason that these animals are endangered is because of the lose of there habitat which are coral reefs. The coral reefs are being harmed making it difficult for the turtle to get food. Another reason these animals are harmed is because they are wanted for there shells. The shells are need for medicines and therapeutic remedies. The last reason these animals are critically endangered is because fishing by-catch. This is when and animal gets caught in a fishing net they are not intended to get caught in. Please help save the Hawksbill Turtle from complete extinction.


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