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Hawksbill Turtles

These turtles have a peculiar pattern and beak, and are critically endangered

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The turtle is famous for its distinctive pattern of brown and light, and it's​ recognizable be​ak-like mouth. They are under special protection because of their critically endangered status. In Costa Rica, ​it nests two-three times in a year on beaches on both Pacific and Atlantic coasts, coming back once in few years. Female turtles get ashore to lay eggs only once in three years, mostly at night. Eight-nine weeks later the eggs will hatch, so you can try to see baby turtles crawling to the ocean. The best spots to watch the hawksbill turtles are Cahuita and Tortuguero National Parks.

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