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More Than 300 Endangered Turtles Hatch On The Beaches Of Singapore

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The hawksbill turtle is a mid-sized sea dweller who likes coral reefs and rocky areas. Although it takes its name from its “hawk-like” beak, its shell is also distinctive, featuring splotches of yellow, orange, and muddy red. The hawksbill is a omnivore that dines primarily on sponges, plus the occasional jellyfish or sea urchin. 

But the most important fact about this turtle is that it’s endangered — and has been since 1970.