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hawks·bill

 (hôks′bĭl′)
n.
A slender sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) of tropical and subtropical waters worldwide, having a hawklike beak and heavily harvested in the past for its carapace, the source of tortoiseshell. Also called tortoiseshell.
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Noun1.hawksbill - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beakhawksbill - 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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The St Kitts and Nevis franchise, which replaces Antigua Hawksbills in the competition and were allowed to retain four of the Antigua squad, have also announced that they will be coached by South African Eric Simons, who has worked with Delhi Daredevils and the Indian team in coaching roles.
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Veteran batsman David Hussey, who was picked up by the Antigua Hawksbills team, will pocket 70,000 dollars while the other Australian to have success in the auction was Adam Voges, who was picked up by the Jamaica Tallawahs - coached by his former Australia coach Mickey Arthur, and will earn at least 50,000 dollars.
In Florida, hawksbills are relatively rare though all life stages can be found in Florida's Atlantic waters (Meylan and Redlow, 2006).
Despite international conventions prohibiting the hunting and trading of sea turtles, hawksbills have suffered an 80 per cent global loss of population in just three generations.
It's flipper to flipper as the 28 Hawksbills competing in the Great Gulf Turtle Race get closer to the finish line.
The conservation team in Oman has been busy fitting satellite transmitters on Hawksbills turtles since mid-April.
com houses a wealth of information on Hawksbills and is the go-to place during the race to vote for your favorite turtle as well as chart their migratory progress.
The other five--loggerheads, hawksbills, olive ridleys, greens, and leatherbacks--are circumglobal in distribution, with populations of each species found in Earth's three major oceans.
Susan Lieberman, director of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International's Species Programme: "Cuba retained a legal fishery of 500 hawksbills a year, with the hope of being able to trade their shells internationally.
National Park crews have tagged only 70 nesting female hawksbills on the Big Island since 1991.
Don't get me wrong, I think turtles are the very business and have happy memories of being fortunate enough to watch loggerhead and hawksbills in warmer climes.