Eretmochelys imbricata are found mainly in the tropical regions of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. However, in the western hemisphere, they have been reported to have nests as far north as Woods Hole, Massachusetts. They are also present in the Long Island Sound. However, between the Carolinas and New Jersey, very few hawksbill turtles have been recorded.
Biogeographic Regions: australian ; oceanic islands ; indian ocean; atlantic ocean ; pacific ocean ; mediterranean sea
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