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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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]