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Sculptures by Phyllis Bone

Hawksbill Turtle
(Eretmochelys imbricata)

Hawksbill turtles are found in tropical and subtropical seas of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The species is also widely distributed in the Caribbean sea and western Atlantic ocean:

Sponges are the principle diet of hawksbills

Current status:
In 1973, the Endangered Species Act listed the hawksbill turle as endangered
Stuffed whole skeleton specimen from the museum