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see sea turtlesea turtle,
name for several species of large marine turtles found in tropical and subtropical oceans. These turtles are modified for life in the ocean by having flipperlike forelimbs without toes and lightweight shells. Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas have announced that the critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles have come back to its beachfront property for nesting season.
Eight of the 10 beaches are used by hawksbill turtles and one by green turtles.
Their efforts should be applauded, not slammed by a stockpile sale, which would have likely resulted in increased illegal hunting and trade of hawksbills,'' she said.
Blood samples were obtained from juvenile hawksbill sea turtles captured on Buck Island Reef National Monument over the past several years.
A 2006 survey carried out by TRAFFIC found more than 23,000 items made from hawksbill turtles for sale.
Once they hatch, the number of baby turtles born on Saadiyat will reach over 1100 since we established our Hawksbill turtle conservation programme.
They support an important spectrum of marine life including seabirds and migratory waders, a large population of endangered hawksbill turtles, and dugongs.
These habitats support an important spectrum of marine life including seabirds and migratory waders, a large population of critically endangered hawksbill turtles, and dugongs.
Newbold applauded Caribbean Tobacco Enterprises (CTE) management team has also toured the facilities for establishing their operations within the Free Trade Zone and taking advantage of the benefits of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA).
The beach is also a natural nesting ground for Hawksbill turtles that come ashore annually between April and July.
The virtual race kicked off in a bid to raise awareness about the plights facing Hawksbill turtles, as part of the EWS-WWF Marine Turtle Conservation Project, which aims to map key foraging areas vital to the future survival of this species.
This four-week light-hearted race, part of EWS-WWF's Marine Turtle Conservation Project, serves as an interactive platform for the UAE community and beyond to learn about the plight of Hawksbill turtles in the region.