Essay On Hawkbills

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Hawksbills, a beautiful species of sea turtles, are critically endangered. The Hawksbill is critically endangered almost entirely because of negative human impacts. Their species are worth protecting. They are hunted and killed for their shells and eggs, even with their international protective laws. There needs to be more effort into the protection of Hawksbills, who species are slowly dying out. Hawksbills sea turtles are critically endangered, due to negative human impacts. The Hawksbills are hunted and killed for their stunning shells and eggs and are also accidentally killed due to fishing hooks and capture in fishing nets. Even though there are 7 species of sea turtles the hawksbills are “considered by many to be the most beautiful of the sea turtle for their colorful shells”(Hawksbills), making them a favorite target for the making of tortoiseshell. The shells of Hawksbills are made into “tortoiseshell” to …show more content…
The Hawksbills are one of the many unintentional marine animal helpers that maintain the health of their coral reefs. They prove themselves worthy of being protective, since “They are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems and help maintain the health of coral reefs and seagrass beds”(WWF). Even with being a maintainer of the health of the coral reefs around them, it is apparently not a big enough reason to not be hunted. Hawksbills are a huge help to their coral reefs and grass beds because of their habit of eating sponges. Their diet of sponges has proven to be very helpful, because “without them, sponges have the ability to overgrow corals and suffocate reefs very easily”(Hawksbills) The love of devouring sponges have marked Hawksbills as an unintentional helper to coral reefs and grass beds One can easily see that these turtles have proven to be a worthy

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