Hawksbill Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle

Endangered under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 and Vulnerable under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Although not commonly found in the Fitzroy Region, these omnivorous turtles have been sighted in Broadsound, and are typically found around coral and rocky reefs throughout tropical and sub-tropical waters.

Named for their pointed beak they are well adapted to prizing their favourite food – sea sponges – from crevices in and around coral. Find out more about what they eat, where they live and why they’re special here.

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