Five species of Turtle can be sighted in the Maldives but the most common are Hawksbill Turtles and Green Turtles. Hawksbill Turtles are a small species often seen feeding on the reef and are known to be inquisitive towards humans. Green Turtles, like the name suggests, are green in colour and often much larger than the Hawksbills. It is important to keep your distance from Turtles and not touch them. They can often be threatened by human presence and injured by human touch.

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