hawksbill turtle

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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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We warmly congratulate the Government of the Dominican Republic on their decisive action that has virtually eliminated the blatant illegal souvenir trade in hawksbill turtle shells," said Adrian Reuter, TRAFFIC's Representative in Mexico.
This protected area off Sharjah is home to more than 300 hawksbill turtle nests every year, the largest nesting population in the UAE.
Since 2010, when TDIC began actively safeguarding the safety and security of the hatchlings under its Hawksbill Turtle Conservation Programme, some 650 eggs have hatched successfully on Sdiyat.
Lisa Perry, program director at EWS-WWF, said: "It is important for the project to carry such a regional dimension -- as a post-nesting Hawksbill turtle can travel across several international borders and as a result these movements demand international conservation measures.
With the financial support of USAID, studies have been carried out which reveal that this country is the most important country in all of Latin America for the survival of the Hawksbill turtle.
It revealed that 99 per cent of the cases sampled were of green turtles and one case of a hawksbill turtle.
Expert Africa's nine-day Hawksbill Turtle itinerary costs from pounds 2,347 per person, which includes all flights, seven nights' full-board accommodation at Quilclea, and all transfers.
Common name Scientific name Catch Spiny lobster Panulirus argus <10 Hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata <10 Black durgon Melichthys niger <10 Yellow stingray Urolophus jamaicensis <10 Scrawled filefish Aluterus scriptus <10 Schoolmaster Lutjanus apodus <10 Sand tilefish Malacanthus plumieri <10 Snappers Lutjanus spp.
John includes important nesting sites for the threatened green turtle and endangered hawksbill turtle.
Now the 86 contestants will participate in environmentally friendly activities - planting trees and taking part in a ceremonial return of hawksbill turtle shells to the sea.
People haven't been taking the possibility, that Klein Bonaire could be developed seriously," says Bonaire Marine Park Manager Kalli de Meyer, who points out that the island is a nesting site for the rare hawksbill turtle.