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Hawksbill Turtles are Regulars on the Great Barrier Reef

Hawksbill Turtles are regulars on the Great Barrier Reef, as they prefer shallow water or lagoons. The Hawksbill is a Critically Endangered Animal! They are easily distinguishable by their sharply curved beak, which resembles like a hawk’s bill. They glide through the water with effortless ease. Check out this great video of a Hawksbill Turtle on the Great Barrier Reef: Their preferred food source are sea sponges, which makes them unique in that they are one of the few animals with the ability to Yup, that's right! I have always wanted to start an animal refuge of my own...If you would like to [ ... ]

Loggerhead Sea Turtles are Endangered!

Loggerhead Sea Turtles can grow up to 800 lbs and 3 1/2 feet in length. Although they’re so large for a marine reptile, they glide through the waters of the world as weightless and elegant as ballerinas! Their shells are a reddish brown and skin is yellowish brown. They like to eat mollusks, fish, jellyfish, crustaceans including crab, shrimp and the Portuguese Man O’ War…It is one of the only animals in the world that is immune to the man o’ war’s toxin. What’s Cool About Them? Female Loggerheads will go back to the same beach where they were born and lay their clutch there. [ ... ]

Leatherback Sea Turtle Placed on Endangered List

Exotic Animal Newsflash: As of yesterday, January 18th, 2009, the leatherback sea turtle has been moved to the critically endangered list from being only a vulnerable species in Australia. Photo left: baby leatherback sea turtle The leatherback sea turtle is the fourth largest reptilians in the world behind 3 crocodilians. What is most sad about this fact, is that the leatherback is the only species of animal in the genus Dermochelys. Once they’re gone, there’s none left! NONE! Why Are They In Peril? Because the Yup, that's right! I have always wanted to start an animal refuge of my own...If you would like to help [ ... ]