The Hawksbill Turtle is one of the rarest turtles. It is mainly found in the Gulf of Mexico. Its scientific name is Eretmochelys imbricate.
The Hawksbill colour is bluish green but mainly cream. Its head is long and its jaw is v shaped. This makes it look like a bird, hence its name. It is a small to medium sized turtle. The average age female turtle is 87 cm long.
The Hawksbill Turtles diet is to feed on sponges. Sponges are usually found on coral reefs. These corals are going into decline so the Hawksbill has less food to feed on.