Hawksbill sea turtles
are found in tropical and sub-tropical waters
throughout the world. They are a comparatively
small turtle, measuring up to 82cm in carapace
length and weighing around 50kgs.
Hawksbill turtles are omnivores
feeding mainly on sponges and algae.
Hawksbill turtles are largely known
for their ornate carapace ("tortoiseshell"),
which was heavily used for trade and making
ornaments and pendants.