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Howksbill sea Turtles
Howksbill sea Turtles
From the 7 species of sea turtles identified in the world's waters, 5 species enter into the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman waters, that Throughout the world, the Howksbill sea turtle population is steadily declining due to human exploitation.
Howksbill sea Turtle is one of two species of sea turtles that spawns on the coast of Hormozgan province, The muzzle of this turtle is designed to evoke its main food, sea sponage, from coral reefs, and because of this it is known as a Howksbill sea Turtle and short beak.
Since one of the most important causes of extinction of animals in the world is the destruction of the habitat, The General Directorate of Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Handicrafts of the Qeshm Free Area Organization, in order to protect the habitat of this creature in an emergency action, takes 25 kilometers from the southern coast, 125 meters from the sea line to the beach within the framework of the Free Areas Law, It has been announced as Protected Area.
The presence of large sea turtles and their laying on the coast is one of the ecotourism attractions of Qeshm Island, so that, In many countries such as Oman, the UAE and Australia, the existence of these turtles is a good source of revenue for the tourism industry.
In Hormozgan, despite the warm weather during the laying of the Howksbill sea turtle, these turtles host many domestic and foreign tourists.
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