Hawksbill Turtle

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Hawksbill turtles are relatively small sea turtles averaging 65-89 cm. long and 40-75 kg., however nesting females tend to be larger and heavier.

Hawksbill turtles are relatively small sea turtles. They range from 76-89 centimeters, (30-35 inches,) in length and 40-68 kilograms, (90-150 pounds,) in weight.

Nesting females average a length of 87 centimeters in curved carapace length and weigh up to 80 kilograms.

The average hatchling in the parts of the Caribbean, owned by the United States, is about 42 millimeters in straight carapace length and weighs 13.5 to 19.5 grams.

Sources: (Edelman, 2004; Pilcher; Turtle Trax, 2005; WWF)
Image: Gerwin Sturm

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