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Test Your Turtle Knowledge!

Take Our Turtle Test!

Hawksbills are one of the most threatened of the seven remaining species of sea turtles. The Nature Conservancy has long supported the Arnavons Community Marine Conservation Area and the amazing work they do to protect one of the South Pacific's most important refuges for nesting hawksbills. You can do your part by taking our quiz and standing with a growing number of Sea Turtle Heroes who defend those shelled citizens of the sea.

  1. Which oceans are home to hawksbill sea turtles?

    The Pacific

    The Pacific | Incorrect

    The Indian

    The Indian | Incorrect

    The Atlantic

    The Atlantic | Incorrect

    All of the above

    All of the above | Correct

  2. How often do hawksbills mate?

    Every six months

    Every six months | Incorrect

    Once a year

    Once a year | Incorrect

    Once every 2-3 years

    Once every 2-3 years | Correct

    Once a decade

    Once a decade | Incorrect

  3. How many eggs will a female hawksbill lay in a single clutch?


    50-75 | Incorrect


    75-100 | Incorrect


    100-125 | Incorrect


    125-150 | Correct

  4. The heavy plates that make up a hawksbill's shell are called what?


    Scutes | Correct

    Just "plates"

    Just "plates" | Incorrect


    Ferrules | Incorrect


    Scales | Incorrect

  5. Which of the following is the hawksbill's favorite food?


    Algae | Incorrect


    Jellyfish | Incorrect


    Anemones | Incorrect


    Sponges | Correct

  6. How many pounds does the average adult hawksbill weigh?

    Less than 160

    Less than 160 | Incorrect


    180 | Correct


    200 | Incorrect

    More than 220

    More than 220 | Incorrect

  7. True or false: Hawksbills are distinguished by a pair of small "claws" on each flipper.


    True | Correct


    False | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

    | Correct

  8. How long can a healthy hawksbill be expected to live?

    Less than 50 years

    Less than 50 years | Incorrect

    60 years

    60 years | Incorrect

    70 years

    70 years | Incorrect

    No one knows for sure

    No one knows for sure | Correct

  9. Which category does the IUCN list hawksbill turtles?

    Least concern

    Least concern | Incorrect


    Vulnerable | Correct

    Critically endangered

    Critically endangered | Correct

    Extinct in the wild

    Extinct in the wild | Incorrect

  10. Which of the following are threats to the hawksbill sea turtle?


    Humans | Incorrect


    Sharks | Incorrect


    Birds | Incorrect

    All of the above

    All of the above | Correct


0-3 Correct: Hatchling. Consider studying up on the hawksbill.

4-7 Correct: Hawksbill Hero. Reward yourself with this hawksbill video!

8-10 Correct: Turtle Hero! Now do your part to spread your hawksbill knowledge!

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