Philosophy

Vegetarian Ideal


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. - Howard Zinn

COMPASSION

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live thoughtlessly and begins to devote himself to his life
with reverence in order to give it true value.
— Albert Schweitzer

12/24/2012

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

   

Image credit: Caroline S. Rogers, available through NOAA
 


Hawksbill Sea Turtle

The endangered hawksbill sea turtle is one of seven species of sea turtles found throughout the world. 
One of the smaller sea turtles, it has overlapping scutes (plates) that are thicker than those of other sea turtles. This protects them from being battered against sharp coral and rocks during storm events. 
Adults range in size from 30 to 36 inches (0.8-1.0 meters) carapace length, and weigh 100 to 200 pounds (45-90 kilograms). Its carapace (upper shell) is an attractive dark brown with faint yellow streaks and blotches and a yellow plastron (under shell). 
The name "hawksbill" refers to the turtle's prominent hooked beak.
















Source:
Hawksbill Sea Turtle - Science360 News Service | National Science Foundation

 http://news.science360.gov/obj/pic-day/f33109a3-164e-48e0-a59c-b0cbca871636/hawksbill-sea-turtle



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