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Hawksbill turtles are long-lived and mature slowly, taking 20-40 years to fully develop and averaging a 20-50 year lifespan.

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In general, hawksbill turtles are found in water no deeper than 18.3 m., or 60 ft., but larger turtles may inhabit deeper sites.

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Hawksbill turtles are omnivorous and feed primarily on sponges, preferring certain species of sponges found in shallow shoals abundant with brown algae.