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Turtles in Hong Kong

Although very rare, we do have turtles in Hong Kong. The Hawksbill turtle and the The Green Sea Turtle are the main ones sighted in the seas off our coasts and islands, with the latter the only sea turtle species known to breed in Hong Kong.

Turtles breathe air, but they can spend as much as 3 hours without coming up for air. They prefer to swim in open water, but are also encountered close to reefs, where they come to feed.