A Silhouetted Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and SCUBA Diver are shown black against a sunburst in blue water..Add to Lightbox Download
When I saw the Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in blue water, I swam to position myself, so the turtle was between the sun and myself for this photograph. Hawksbill sea turtles have been listed as an “endangered” species since 1970. Hawksbill turtles are endangered because they were hunted for hundreds of years for the tortoise shell that was used for barrettes and other items, now mimicked by plastic. Now they are threatened because of nesting habitat loss and there mistaking plastic bags, etc. for jellies, which are a food for them. As if their shells weren't beautiful enough, Hawksbill Sea Turtles are biofluorescent.
- LittleCayman©JMacCausland'11 401DY_Turtle Sunball.tif
- © Janet MacCausland
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- Cayman Islands Travel, Reptiles (under reconstruction, pls search)