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Hawksbill sea turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata

Description:

Photo take at -70 ft in a Caribbean reef. A small sea turtle chiefly of tropical waters that has a narrow pointed beak, two claws on each forelimb, and a carapace of overlapping thick horny plates of browntypically mottled with yellow.

Habitat:

Found predominantly in tropical reefs of the Indian, Pacific, Atlantic oceans.

Notes:

The World Conservation Union. classifies the Hawksbill as critically endangered

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17 Comments

Thanks Ashley and Atul :)

Awesome photos!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks Blogie Thanks Atul

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

lovely!!

Blogie
Blogie 2 years ago

Lovely shots!! I wish I could get this close to them one of these days...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

tHanks Sydgiggles

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks Melissa

melissac
melissac 2 years ago

This is a gorgeous picture!!! Love it.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Yes its very rare but there is a local reef where we seen them often in a very flat reef whit allot of sponges where they like to feed.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

that to at - 70 ft !!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Yes is a very nice filling to see them.

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Nice experience to see it when its an endangered species :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks Jeannette and Emma

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Beautiful,Gerardo Aizpuru

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Lovely creature :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks Karen

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Gorgeous!

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Lat: 20.84, Long: -86.89

Spotted on Jan 22, 2012
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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