Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles grow to 27-32 inches (68 to 82 cm) long and weigh on average 75-100 pounds (33 to 45 kg). Distinguishing characteristics include a dark gray to gray-green carapace (upper shell), cream to tan plasteron (lower shell), streamlined shells, and appendages shaped like flippers.The turtle’s dark, spotted head and flippers contrast sharply with its pale body.

A few photos of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Recovery Project.