Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

By: Rebekah Drum

About the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

  • The Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles is found near the Gulf of Mexico and the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. They are found in Neritic Zones where there is muddy and sandy water good for finding food.
  • The Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles are about 24-28 inches as adults. These turtles may be the smallest adult marine turtle in the world.
  • The Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle eats fish, mollusks, jellyfish, and crabs.
  • The Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle was put on the endangered species list in 1970.


1. Farming can decrease biodiversity in many ways. Farmers clear land to plant more crops, and the clearing of the land can destroy habitats of some creatures. Destroying animals' habitats can be very dangerous and harmful to the creatures in the area.

2. Farming can decrease biodiversity because the pesticides that farmers put in plants can be washed into the streams where animals get their water. These pesticides can be harmful to the animals in the area.

3. Deforestation can decrease the biodiversity by destroying the trees where animals in that environment live. Deforestation can affect the biodiversity by eliminating the habitats where animals can live.

4. Draining the wetlands to make a residential area can destroy the environment that once lived there. Wetlands support many types of species, and draining the wetlands can have a negative impact on biodiversity in that area.

5. I think we should restore the wetlands on the coast of North Carolina to increase biodiversity. The wetlands can be high in nutrients and an ideal environment for animals to live in. Wetlands can support many different types of life.