Hawksbill Turtle - Signed Limited Edition Print
Limited edition print signed by the artist, Peter Matthews, on 315g 100% cotton art paper with authentication certificate - available in various sizes:
400mm x 400mm - $190.00
600mm x 600mm - $280.00
800mm x 800mm - $460.00
1000mm x 1000mm - $610.00
Named for their narrow, pointed beak, Hawksbill turtles have a distinctive pattern of overlapping scales on their shells that form a serrated-look on the edges. These coloured and patterned shells make them highly-valuable and commonly sold as "tortoiseshell" in markets. Sea turtles are the living representatives of a group of reptiles that has existed on Earth and travelled our seas for the last 100 million years. They are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems and help maintain the health of coral reefs and sea grass beds. There remain less than 15,000 Hawksbill Turtles in our seas.