A Hawksbill Sea Turtle is a critically endangered sea turtle that is found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. The Hawksbill Sea Turtle gets its name from its narrow, pointed beak, which looks a bit like a hawk's bill. These turtles can weigh up to 200 lbs and measure up to 4 ft in length.
Hawksbill Sea Turtles are omnivorous animals and feed on both plants and animals. They use their sharp beaks to crush clams, oysters, and other shellfish open. They also eat jellyfish, seaweed, and coral.
Hawksbill Sea Turtles are very important for the health of our oceans. They help keep the ocean's ecosystem in balance by eating pesky herbivores that could overgraze on algae and other plants. They also play a role in coral reef regeneration, as they eat the soft coral that grows on reefs.
Despite their importance, Hawksbill Sea Turtles are critically endangered due to human activities. They are hunted for their shells, which are used to make jewellery and other items. They are also caught in fishing nets and drowned. Climate change is also a threat to these turtles.