Hawksbill – Reproduction in polyester – Eretmochelys imbricata
Hawksbill sea turtle – Reproduction in polyester – Eretmochelys imbricata
The hawksbill sea turtle belongs to the Cheloniidae family. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys.
The hawksbill’s appearance is similar to that of other marine turtles. In general it has a flattened body shape, a protective carapace and flipper-like arms, adapted for swimming in the open ocean.
It is distinguished from other sea turtles by its sharp, curving beak with prominent tomium and the saw-like appearance of its shell margins. Hawksbill shells slightly change colors, depending on water temperature.
It is a critically endangere sea turtle.