Hawkbill sea turtle
Seven species of sea turtles in the world have been identified so far that five species have been entered into the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea, and unfortunately, throughout the world, the population of hawksbill sea turtle is declining sharply due to human exploitation.
The hawksbill sea turtle is one of two species of marine turtle that is laying eggs on the coast of Hormozgan province. The tortoise snout is such that it is suitable for evaporation of its main food, the sea sponge, from coral reefs and it is in the form of an eagle’s beak.and this turtle its famous for its snout.
Because one of the most important factors in the extinction of animals in the world is destroying their habitant the Department of Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Handicrafts of the Qeshm free zone to maintain the habitat of this creature in an immediate and brutal action of 25 kilometers from the southern coast, (125 meters) from the sea line to the beach in the framework of the Free Zone Laws, is protected area. The existence of large sea turtles and their laying on these coasts is an ecotourism attraction of Qeshm Island, so that in many countries such as Oman, UAE, Australia, these turtles are a good source of income for the