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Hawksbill turtle

Scientific name: Eretmochelys imbricata

Size: Betwwen 23.6 and 39.4 inches

Color: Orange-brown carapace, yellow skin with black spots

Distinguishing feature: The bill is long, narrow and crooked; between the two eyes are four scales forming a cross. The outer edge of the carapace is sawtooth.

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, French polynesia, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

Hawksbill turtle of Raja Ampat

Hawksbill turtle

Scientific name: Eretmochelys imbricata

Size: Betwwen 23.6 and 39.4 inches

Color: Orange-brown carapace, yellow skin with black spots

Distinguishing feature: The bill is long, narrow and crooked; between the two eyes are four scales forming a cross. The outer edge of the carapace is sawtooth.

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, French polynesia, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

In detail

Sea turtles are very graceful animals underwater while they are not really outside. We see it especially when it comes to laying eggs.

The hawksbill turtle is the only species of reptile feeding on sponges.

We do not know today the life span of this species.

Our pictures of hawksbill turtle

The different species of Turtles we have seen

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