Eretmochelys imbricata (hawksbill turtle)


Adult hawksbill sea turtles are primarily found in tropical coral reefs. They are usually seen resting in caves and ledges in and around these reefs throughout the day. As a highly migratory species, they inhabit a wide range of habitats, from the open ocean to lagoons and even mangrove swamps in estuaries.

While little is known about the habitat preferences of early-life stage Eretmochelys imbricata, like other sea turtle young, they are no doubt completely pelagic, remaining at sea until they mature..