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Reptiles

Nests of the green turtle and the hawksbill turtle have been found on Guam, but only green turtles have been recorded nesting at the Ritidian Unit. Leatherback turtles are extremely rare around Guam and have yet to be recorded at the Ritidian Unit. 

  • Green Turtle

    Green turtle

    The term "green" applies not to the external coloration, but to the color of the turtle's subdermal fat.

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  • Hawksbill Turtle

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    The hawksbill is one of the smaller sea turtles and takes its species name (imbricata) from the overlapping plates on its upper shell and its common name from the shape of its hooked jaw. 

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Last Updated: Aug 14, 2013
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