Browsers may block some cookies by default. Click accept to allow advertising partners to use cookies and serve more relevant ads. Visit our privacy policy page for more information.
Source: Wikicommons/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

More Than 300 Endangered Turtles Hatch On The Beaches Of Singapore


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.