Hawksbill Sea Turtle

The Hawksbill sea turtle is one of the smallest and most critically endangered species of turtle. There is an estimated population of 8,000 Hawksbills worldwide, and only 1,000 of them are nesting females.

These turtles are named for their narrow, tapered heads that resembles a bird's beak. Another distinctive feature of the Hawksbill turtle is the colorful carapace, or upper shell, which has overlapping plates that create the striking tortoiseshell pattern. The sea turtles are often hunted for their stunning shells, which are often used to make jewelry and ornamental products.

You can help save the Hawksbill and many other sea turtles by donating to a sea turtle conservation group:

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