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What diet does it have?Diet:The definition of diet is what species eat to sustain hunger and a healthy lifestyle, this is no different for the Eagle-Winged Turtle. They utlise the element of suprise to capture their prey in the sea. Much like other sea turtles they consume a variety of animals, chiefly invertabrates, they primarily consume: - Whelks - Horseshoes crabs - Molluscs - Sea urchins

What special features does this species have to survive?Threats were consistent for bald eagles and sea turtles alike, however due to their combination of a sea turtle and an eagle, it forms them to have adaptations to shield themselves from the eagle's threats and the sea turtle's threats, they're essentially consisted of: - Eagle-Winged Turtles being exceptionally good swimmers with feats that include going at being faster than an average turtle- Their eagle like eyes causes them to analyse areas to scan for food and locate predators- Their robust wings and shell forms them to shield them from predators and to escape in exceptional speed


Where in Australia was this species found?The Location of where it was found is essential as it tells us a various important information about what type of habitat it has and can lead us to more of these fascinating species. In fact, they are multiple areas that the Eagle-Winged Turtle was found, they are comprised of:- BondI Beach: They were seen crawling out from the sea and using their wings to boost up their speed- Great Barrier Reef: They were spotted swimming rapidly through the waters, trying to locate food and finding others of their species- Sydney Harbor National Park: They were located flying from sky, dropping onto the sand to nest

Where does it live?Eagle-Winged Turtles continue to nest, live and prosper in different and distinctive habitats. Rumors have been going on that they have been located in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean however this hasn't been confirmed. It specifically lives in: - Beaches (which is a terrestrial zone), they most likely nest here and sleep heavily when the sun is out- The Ocean (which is an oceanic zone), their species go to the sea to live in and locate food in the ocean- Nearshore coastal areas (which is a neritic zone), where hatchlings seem to play and find food since it is a shallow area of water





DescriptionThis sea turtle is one of a kind as it possesses characteristics of a Bald Eagle, with their eyes and strong wings, however, it is still considered turtle because the species has more features that belong to a turtle than the eagle. These features assist the species to remove threats however constructing new threats due to other drawbacks. I will note the threats, taxonomy, behaviour, habitat, where it was found, adaptations and diet of this particular species.


How does it act?Behaviour determines a variety of different things that include whether they are violent towards others or friendly to other species. I have used this specific criteria or category to observe it's characteristics towards others or Individually, they include:- The Eagle-Winged Turtle are not generally considered social animals, however, some do congregate offshore- They gather together with their own most of the time rather than socializing with other animals, generally to mate- Eagle-Winged Turtles are often found sleeping during the day or night- They fly high as they seem enjoy it, they like to fly in flocks similar to birds

Names:Common Name: Eagle-Winged TurtleScientific Name: Haliaeetus Sauros Taxnomy:K – AnimaliaP – Chordata C – ReptilesO – TestudinesF – CheloniidaeG – Haliaeetus S – Sauros



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What causes harm to this species?Threats:Threats are varied and continue to prosper, with numbers of species lowering rapidly, this includes, humans and squirrels alike. Many major threats are composed of: - Tiger Sharks are main predators of this species when the Eagle-Winged Turtle uses the ocean as transport- Great Horned Owls are major predators to the Eagle Winged Turtles when they use the air as transport, especially when their weight slows them down- Raccoons, dogs, ghost crabs or something similar attack this species' eggs and consume them, reducing their numbers drastically- Human disturbances and Hunting causes no habitat for them to prosper and live in- Pollution, ranging from water pollution to air pollution affects Eagle-Winged Turtles exceptionally- Marine Disturbances causes their habitat to either be destroyed or uninhabitable




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