Learn how to differentiate a green turtle from a hawksbill turtle. It’s easy!
With these 4 key differences, you will now be able to distinguish them if you have the chance to observe them in fenua waters.
Green turtles have a rounded face while hawksbill turtles have a hooked beak.
Green turtles are larger: they can reach 1.2m and 120kg, while hawksbill turtles reach 0.9m and 90kg.
Green turtles often have a clean shell with fan-shaped patterns on the scales, while hawksbill turtles have interlocking scales, like roof tiles speckled with black spots and often have algae on top of their shell.
Green turtles have 2 scales between the eyes while hawksbill turtles have 4.
We wish you beautiful observations!
𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 Nicolas Grilleau 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴.