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Turtle: Green or Hawksbill?

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Green or Hawksbill?

 

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Looking for the right determination for this Sea Turtle (Lankayan, Malaysia).

It looks like a Hawksbill turtle to me (pointed beak and the two visible "claws" on each flipper) but I'm not 100% sure.

 

Anyone?

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It's a Hawksbill turtle.

Beneath the two claws and the beak-like mouth this turtle has a special type of carapace.

have a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawksbill_sea_turtle

Even it is a critically endangered sea turtle we dive almost daily with them in Herradura Costa Rica, but last year there was a

mass estinction in the Gulf of Nicoya and as far i know the reason for it is still unknown.

Chris

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Thank you very much for the help!

Rutger

 

It's a Hawksbill turtle.

Beneath the two claws and the beak-like mouth this turtle has a special type of carapace.

have a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawksbill_sea_turtle

Even it is a critically endangered sea turtle we dive almost daily with them in Herradura Costa Rica, but last year there was a

mass estinction in the Gulf of Nicoya and as far i know the reason for it is still unknown.

Chris

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Here's another one, taken a bit later:

 

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