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Twanger
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Good news for Hawksbill Turtles
      #1602927 - 08/15/14 04:33 PM (50.193.144.241)

Barb and I just LOVE turtles, and we were fortunate to swim with an endangered hawksbill for 40 minutes while in the Virgin Islands in July! He got within 1-2 feet of us many times.

They are so gentle and beautiful!!!

I just happened across a "good news story" about these gentle animals and had to pass it along.

It's titled:
Growth Rates of Hawksbill Sea Turtles of the British Virgin Islands
Volume 17, Number 33: 13 August 2014

It seems that in the last few years Hawksbill turtles are growing faster than expected! Hurray!

Here's a pic of Barb swimming with an endangered Hawksbill on our last trip.


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rundugrun
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Re: Good news for Hawksbill Turtles [Re: Twanger]
      #1603318 - 08/19/14 02:30 PM (128.219.49.14)

Sweet picture. Thanks for sharing.

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BEERMAN
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Re: Good news for Hawksbill Turtles [Re: Twanger]
      #1603393 - 08/19/14 10:55 PM (72.83.250.161)

Good news, great photo!

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SailorSteve
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Re: Good news for Hawksbill Turtles [Re: Twanger]
      #1604263 - 08/28/14 01:54 AM (66.169.5.165)

They are such a beautiful creature. Here is a link to a video I took while Marie and I swam with one in May ,, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npyOKElInB8.
We also had 3 other encounters with Hawksbill turtles during our trip. A wonderful experience

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