The hawksbill turtle is a critically endangered sea turtle found in tropical and subtropical regions globally.

They are named after their sharp, hooked beak that resembles a bird of prey's bill.

They are known for their multicolored shells which are made up of overlapping scutes that have a distinctive pattern of streaks and spots.

They can grow up to 30 - 35 inches and weigh up to 150 pounds (68 kg).

They are primarily herbivorous, feeding on sponges, algae, and other marine invertebrates.

They are important to the health of coral reefs, as they consume sponges that can harm coral.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the hawksbill turtle as critically endangered.

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