hawksbill turtle


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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`.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Bautista said there were only two species that were released mostly the green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) while the other species was the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
Critically endangered species include the Siberian crane, the white-rumped vulture, the long-billed vulture, the red-headed vulture and the hawksbill turtle.
The scenic seabed is visible at about 20 feet depth in which endangered green and hawksbill turtle can easily be seen.
The populations of the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) are considered Critically Endangered, while the populations of the green turtle and the olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) are considered Endangered and Vulnerable, respectively.
The island is ecologically important as its beaches provide nesting ground for the endangered green turtle and hawksbill turtle, while also supporting a large variety of migratory birds.
The Hawksbill Turtle is nesting densely in the reserve of Dimaniyat Islands.
According to Zeny Bernal, Tanggol Kalikasan (TK) Southern Luzon program director, the coastal villages of Castanas, San Roque, Guisguis and Bignay 2 are known nesting sites of green sea, olive ridley and hawksbill turtle species that return to the beach from October to December and stay there for 58 days for the nesting
Thanks to him, there is now an international agreement banning trade on Hawksbill turtle shell.
The 10 green turtles are among the 35 green turtles and one hawksbill turtle seized from a fish raft in Sok Kwu Wan Fish Culture Zone on September 30.
Connecting international conservation priorities with human wellbeing in low-income nations: lessons from hawksbill turtle conservation in El Salvador.
KUWAIT, Nov 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Scientific Center affiliated to Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has recently released three green turtles and a hawksbill turtle into the sea, putting the animals back in their natural habitat in the Kuwait waters.
Bahrain's territorial waters host a range of marine turtles of which three are predominant, the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta).