DIET Mainly sponges but also sea anemones and jellyfish
THREATS Poaching for their shell
INTERESTING FACTS Hawksbills… help maintain the health of coral
reefs by using their narrow-pointed beaks to extract prey such
as sponges from the reefs’ surface to provide better access for
reef fish to feed. Their colored and patterned shells make them
valuable on the illegal market, commonly sold as “tortoiseshell”
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