23 Mar '17, 7am

Interesting. @nparksbuzz now has an advisory for Hawksbill Turtles @Varanussalvator

Interesting. @nparksbuzz now has an advisory for Hawksbill Turtles @Varanussalvator

Hawksbill Turtles are sea turtles. They have brown shells which are strikingly coloured with irregular yellow and orange mottles. The upper jaw of the Hawksbill Turtle protrudes far beyond the lower one, giving its mouth the distinctive beak-like shape from which it gets its name. Another distinctive characteristic of the Hawksbill Turtle is that there are claws on its front flippers, unlike other sea turtles. Photo by Karenne Tun Distribution & Habitat Hawksbill Turtles can be found in the tropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. They avoid deep waters, preferring shallow coral reefs. They have been regularly sighted along the Singapore Strait. Females have also been spotted coming ashore at East Coast Park to lay eggs. Behaviour The Hawksbill Turtle is carnivorous, feeding mainly on sponges and crustaceans. Hawksbill Turtles usually mate every two to t...

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Endangered hawksbill turtle caught in fisherman...

straitstimes.com 27 Mar '17, 12am

BALIK PULAU (THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A critically endangered hawksbill turtle that was caught in a fisherman’s net ...