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hawksbill turtle

(ˈhɔːksˌbɪl) or

hawksbill

n
(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

(ˈhɔksˌbɪl)
n.
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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A total of 31 nests, particularly those of the endangered Hawksbill sea turtle, were spotted during the last nesting season in Qatar.
According to the Ministry, the 2017 Hawksbill Sea Turtle nesting season witnessed remarkable success and significant increase in the number of nests, compared to the previous season, with a total of 52 nests and a hatching rate that exceeded 80%.
org/species/hawksbill-turtle) The hawksbill sea turtle , which is listed as critically endangered, has existed for 100 million years.
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.
Cebu City - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has ordered a thorough investigation to determine the cause of death of a Hawksbill sea turtle, an endangered specie, found close to the seashore in Barangay Bato, Toledo City.
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.
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.
In 1998 it received an award from the International Society of Conservation Biology for its "lasting contributions to conservation" and in recognition of its work in protecting the endangered dugong, fruit bat, giant clam and hawksbill sea turtle.