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Hawksbill sea turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata

Description:

This is a juvenile from the hawksbill sea turtle. This poor one has a sad story with happy ending: we were in an island of the kuna villages in the Caribbean shores of Panama. The fisher men catch them to sell them for cooking. Some tourists bought her to release her again in the sea.

Habitat:

Caribbean sea waters

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8 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks for your nice comments :-)
I think for small indigenous villages is yet not obvious the impact of eating turtles and their eggs. If it would happen at a local level in small communities I guess the turtle population would not be endangered. I think the major problem comes from fish industries in certain areas of the world still killing these animals for food. Same thought goes for the sharks.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

How adorable. So sad that these wonderful, long-lived animals are catch for food.

Tyann
Tyann 8 years ago

love love love

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Si, cuando estuve en CR en el 2002 estuvimos en Cahuita y ali los rangers salian todas las noches a encontrar nidos de tortuga y relocalizarlos para impedir que los huevos fueran robados..que pena..

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Aca en Costa Rica tenemos el mismo problema, tambien cuando las tortugas verdes llegan a desovar a las playas muchos huevos son robados para vender, afortunadamente la proteccion a aumentado y se han rescatado muchos huevos pero es imposible salvarlos todos

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Colour combination and eyes are so pretty...!!
Go baby go.. to safe of Ocean..!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

I just hope the fishermen did not catch her again later on..

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

Great picture. Hopefully it's prepared for the rough and tumble ocean.

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Panama

Spotted on Jul 4, 2007
Submitted on May 22, 2011

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