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hawksbill:

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 Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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We have built in duty free exemptions in the Hawksbill Creek Agreement and we have a government with the will to make Grand Bahama a tech hub.
2017) analyzed 33 years of nesting records for the hawksbill turtle from nine sites along the eastern Pacific.
The project accepts any distressed turtle, with the most common turtles found in the Arabian Gulf being the critically endangered hawksbill and the endangered green sea turtle.
This means hawksbills from one nest are not mixing with those in other areas, indicating they are confined to their nests and not freely moving around the UAE waters.
Thanks to him, there is now an international agreement banning trade on Hawksbill turtle shell.
org/species/hawksbill-turtle) The hawksbill sea turtle , which is listed as critically endangered, has existed for 100 million years.
KUWAIT, Nov 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Scientific Center affiliated to Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has recently released three green turtles and a hawksbill turtle into the sea, putting the animals back in their natural habitat in the Kuwait waters.
23 (BNA): A team made up of the Supreme Council for Environment and two fishermen ( Hussain Al Riffaie and Fareed Eyad) have successfully rescued a hawksbill hatchling turtle whose size ranged between 9-10 cm with an estimated age of two weeks old.
While the aquarium's rescue of the turtle is an important and inspiring story, the fate of Hawksbill turtle population in the Red Sea is cause for alarm, he added.
Dubai: The globally endangered hawksbill sea turtle appears to be making a comeback in UAE waters albeit ever so slowly, marine ecology officials say.
The hawksbill turtles nest is adjacent to the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas on Saadiyat Beach.