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The greatest threat to hawksbill sea turtle was the harvesting for their beautiful and unique shell. In Brazil, the common name “tartaruga-de-pente” refers to the indirect overexploitation (to make jewelry, eyeglass frames and other decorative items).

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Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) have a small, narrow head. Their beak resembles a bird’s beak, which allows them to get food from crevices in coral reefs. They feed on sponges, anemones, squid and shrimp.

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  • Title: The greatest threat to hawksbill sea turtle was the harvesting for their beautiful and unique shell. In Brazil, the common name “tartaruga-de-pente” refers to the indirect overexploitation (to make jewelry, eyeglass frames and other decorative items).
  • Creator: Banco de Imagens Projeto TAMAR
  • Date created: 2013
  • Location: Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brasil

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