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hawksbill turtle

(ˈhɔːksˌbɪl) or


(Animals) a small tropical turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, with a hooked beaklike mouth: a source of tortoiseshell: family Chelonidae. Also called: hawkbill or tortoiseshell turtle

hawks′bill tur′tle

a sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, the shell of which is the source of tortoise shell. Also called hawks′bill`.
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Noun1.hawksbill turtle - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beakhawksbill turtle - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
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It is also the only remaining nesting site for the critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle in Dubai.
Dubai -- The critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is now starting its nesting season on the shores of Dubai.
The banknote's backside alludes to Kuwait's marine life and the significance of preserving it such as the endangered hawksbill sea turtle and the silver pomfret (Al Zubaidi), Kuwait's most popular fish.
His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan has received a top award for his leadership of TDIC's Hawksbill Sea Turtle Conservation Programme.
TURTLE FACTFILE THE hawksbill sea turtle was mainly found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans but has been classified as criticallyendangered by the World Conservation Union.
The half-ton bronze sculpture, depicting a nude boy holding a hawksbill sea turtle just below his knees, would later be completed by sculptor Sherry Edmundson Fry.
Made from individual plates of hawksbill sea turtle shells that are heated in water, molded into bowls, and polished to highlight the shell's natural patterns, toluk are carved with minimal decoration around the rim.
The hawksbill sea turtle, found worldwide in tropical and sub-tropical oceans, is critically endangered due to over-exploitation for its shell, used to make ornaments in Japan," said SSN officials.
Dubai: The globally endangered hawksbill sea turtle appears to be making a comeback in UAE waters albeit ever so slowly, marine ecology officials say.
Current Jelly Belly Art in the series are the Great Green Macaws, a Hawksbill Sea Turtle, a Rockhopper Penguin, the Swift Foxes, and a Grizzly Bear.
Specifically, the term 'tortoiseshell' refers, almost exclusively, to the horny epidermal scutes of the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) (Figure 2).