Green sea turtle (chelonia mydas)largest of all the hard-shelled sea turtles and as an adult, are the only species that are herbivorous ©cynthia rubio & nps kemp's ridley ( lepidochelys kempii )this species is the smallest of the sea turtles. Sea turtles are large, air-breathing reptiles that inhabit tropical and subtropical seas throughout the world their shells consist of an upper part (carapace) and a lower section (plastron) hard scales (or scutes) cover all but the leatherback, and the number and arrangement of these scutes can be used to determine the species. The publication of this special issue of chelonian conservation and biology focusing on the hawksbill sea turtle (eretmochelys imbricata) is timelythe last status review for the hawksbill in the caribbean was compiled over ten years ago for the second western atlantic turtle symposium (wats ii) in 1987 (meylan, 1989. A five-minute ferry ride will take you to the hawksbill turtle preserve, a sanctuary for endangered sea turtles getting to hold newly hatched turtles. Sea turtles, sea snakes, and the marine iguana provide a different perspective on feeding in reptiles because all of their foraging occurs in sea water green sea turtles feed on a wide variety of red, green, and brown algae, sea grasses, jellyfish, mollusk eggs, and sponges.
Sea turtles have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, but all seven species in the world face potential extinction oceana runs proven campaigns to protect sea turtles from death as bycatch, habitat degradation and other issues. Hawksbill sea turtle (eretmochelys imbricata) while young, their carapace, or upper shell, is heart-shaped, and as they mature it elongates their strikingly colored carapace is serrated and has overlapping scutes, or thick bony plates.
Range and population level: the hawksbill is found in tropical and subtropical regions of the atlantic, pacific, and indian oceans the species is widely distributed in the caribbean sea and western atlantic ocean in contrast to all other sea turtle species, hawksbills nest in low densities on scattered small beaches. Hawksbill turtles are found throughout the tropical waters of the atlantic, pacific, and indian oceans they avoid deep waters, preferring coastlines where sponges are abundant and sandy nesting. The body fat of the hawksbill absorbs these toxins and they make the hawksbill meat toxic, but this doesn't appear to affect the hawksbill turtle at all  #3 the fastest swimmer although it grows to between two and feet long and can weigh between 100 and 150 pounds when it reaches maturity, the hawksbill is the smallest of the sea turtles. The hawksbill turtle is a very interesting animal unlike most sea creatures, it is a cold-blooded reptile being cold blooded means its body temperature stays the same on land or sea it is named for its beak-like mouth its head gives it a bird-like appearance the hawksbills have two claws on each flipper.
The hawksbill is one of seven species of sea turtles worldwide and is found in tropical and sub-tropical waters of the indian, pacific, and atlantic oceans they occupy coral reefs and various other habitats including rocky areas, lagoons, mangrove estuaries, oceanic islands, and shallow coastal zones. Much like green turtles, the hawksbill turtle and its eggs have historically been relied upon in the pacific islands region as a source of nutrition the shell of the hawksbill has been described as the world's first plastic and has served a multitude of purposes, both ornamental and practical. Hawksbill sea turtles (eretmochelys imbricatause) use different habitats at different stages of their life cycle  post-hatchling hawksbills occupy pelagic environments, taking shelter in weedlines that accumulate at convergence zones [1. Sea turtles have been swimming in the oceans for much longer than humans have been on the planet earth these reptiles have existed for the last 100 million years sadly, this beautiful creature is the most endangered species of turtle and is the 4 th most endangered species on our top 10 list.
The green sea turtle (chelonia mydas) is a medium to large bodied sea turtle that is actually brownish in color adult shell lengths range from 09-11 meters and weights average 90-137 kilograms these turtles are primarily a herbivorous species and the young can often be found in florida waters, especially in areas with an abundance of sea grasses. The hawksbill sea turtle is a small, agile turtle with an oval-shaped body the reptile has powerful toothless jaws and a raptorlike beak, which earned the hawksbill its name this beak is perfectly suited for crushing, biting, and tearing food. The hawksbill turtle may take decades to mature, first breeding at 20 to 40 years of age upon reaching sexual maturity, the female will typically lay up to five clutches of around 100 to 140 eggs in a single breeding season, and then wait a few years before nesting again. Hawksbill sea turtles the hawksbill turtle nesting population of the dimaniyat islands in the gulf of oman ali al-kjyumi1, vanda maria m endonca'-2, hermanus grobler1, abstract extended abstract: hawksbill turtles eretmochelys imbricata are considered critically endangered species (groombridge, 1982 groombridge and luxemore, 1989 meylan and donnelly, 1999. Hawksbill sea turtles considered by many to be the most beautiful of sea turtles for their colorful shells, the hawksbill is found in tropical waters around the world they spend their time in coral reefs, rocky areas, lagoons, mangroves, oceanic islands, and shallow coastal areas.
Threats to survival: the greatest threat to hawksbill sea turtle is the harvesting for their prized shell, often referred to as tortoise shell in some countries the shell is still used to make hair ornaments, jewelry, and other decorative items. They are primarily sea turtles such as the chelonia mydas, which is the green sea turtle or the eretmochelysimbricata which is the hawksbill turtle under the chelidae family in contrast, the seas and ocean turtles have little in common. The hawksbill sea turtle (eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family cheloniidae it is the only extant species in the genus eretmochelys the species has a worldwide distribution, with atlantic and indo-pacific subspecies — e i imbricata and e i bissa , respectively.
Sea turtles need to reach the surface to breathe, and therefore many drown once caught known as bycatch, this is a serious threat to hawksbill turtles as fishing activity expands, this threat is more of a problem. The hawksbill turtle grows to lengths of 35 feet long and weights of up to 180 pounds hawksbill turtles were named for the shape of their beak, which looks similar to the beak of a raptor. At certain sites where hawksbill numbers are particularly low, they regularly hybridise with other species of sea turtles (see atl-table 7 in supplementary material) entanglement and ingestion of marine debris - including fishing gear.