Where is the hawksbill sea turtle found in the Philippines?

Where do sea turtles live in the Philippines?

The Calamian Islands, Palawan, Philippines provide important foraging and nesting grounds for four species: green turtles (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerheads (Caretta caretta), and leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea).

How many turtle species are found in the Philippines?

Five out of seven species of marine turtles could be found in the Philippines. The green and olive ridley turtles are the most common nesters, followed by the hawksbill turtles but rarely, the leatherback turtles. Only the loggerhead turtle has no record of nesting in the Philippines.

What turtles live in the Philippines?

The Philippines is home to 5 of the 7 sea turtle species in the world: Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Leatherback Turtle and Olive Ridley. All species are endangered and are listed on the IUCN Red List. Turtle conservation work in the Philippines spans almost four decades.

Where are turtles found?

They live in many different habitats, including coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangroves in tropical regions. While marine turtles spend most of their life in the sea, the females come ashore during the breeding season on islands and some mainland areas to lay their eggs on sandy beaches.

How do you identify a hawksbill turtle?

Description: The hawksbill is one of the smaller sea turtles. Head is narrow and has 2 pairs of prefrontal scales (scales in front of its eyes). Jaw is not serrated. Carapace is bony without ridges and has large, over-lapping scutes (scales) present and has 4 lateral scutes.

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