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Thanks for the confirmation elime! Cheers :-)
Yep, I agree that it is a Hawksbill :).
Hi Laura. Thanks for the confirmation. The "serrated" edge does give a clue and hope I am right on this one. From additional readings now, a difference between the green and hawksbill can also be seen on the prefrontal scales between the eyes. Green turtles have a pair while the hawksbill has 2 pairs.Actually there are about 3 turtles we regularly see in this dive site, this being the juvenile as it was about only 2 feet on length. The others are much bigger and one I am almost sure is another hawksbill judging from the scales between the eyes. Too bad I couldn't post the picture here since I did not take it. But will try to snap a photo of it on our next dives :-)
Eric, from your comment on your other spotting, I think you have got a hawksbill here :) The kind of "serrated" edge of the shell is a good sign! Nice pictures, I do love seeing turtles on dives!!
No Ann. Thanks for the link. Good to know there are new populations out there adapting :)
Seen this news, Eric?http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/14735144
Thanks Sean. One of my favorites as well. A dive seems not complete without them. They have a calming effect on me. Looking forward to seeing them again this weekend and next weekend's dives, weather permitting. :-)
Beautiful picture as always Eric! Turtles are my favourite sea creatures. They are so majestic in the water.
Spotted on May 22, 2011 Submitted on Aug 5, 2011
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