Ejemplar juvenil, rescatado de las redes de una embarcacion pesquera, se libero nuevamente sin ninguna herida.
Based on tail size, this individual appears to be female. I observed her descending from the reeftop and she paused just out of arm's length away from me. She looked to be about almost a meter long.
This hawksbill turtle (locally called "pawikan") appeared to be a juvenile, measuring only about half a meter long.
The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys. The species has a worldwide distribution, with Atlantic and Pacific subspecies. E. i. imbricata is the Atlantic subspecies, while E. i. bissa is found in the Indo-Pacific region.