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Endangered hawksbill turtles make a surprise appearance

Sep 1, 2011 3:04:00 AM - latimes.com
Scientists find a population of endangered hawksbill turtles unexpectedly making a go of it in mangrove estuaries.

Scientists have made the surprise discovery that a population of critically endangered hawksbill turtles, thought to have been wiped out in the eastern Pacific from Mexico to Peru, has survived by occupying a novel habitat — mangrove estuaries — rather than coral reefs where they have been slaughtered for their exquisite shells.

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