Kemp's Ridley Sea turtle

By: Emily Salas

Ocean Life

  • World's number one most endangered species
  • Female nesting population = 1,000 individuals (survival is their daily struggle)
  • Mostly found in the Gulf of Mexico but sometimes even found in Nova Scotia
  • Shallow waters are preferred
  • Their favorite food consist of crabs and other shell fish. They also eat jellyfish, seaweed, and sargassum.
  • The females aren't sexually mature until about 10-12 years, but they can live up to 50 years.
  • Highly migratory animals, they usually travel all the way back to where they were hAtched to lay their eggs.

Fast Facts!

  • Reptile
  • Omnivore
  • 50 years
  • Weigh about 100 pounds
  • Endangered
  • Did you know?
- In 1947 there were about 40,000 nesting turtles in Mexico in a single day but today there's only about 1,000.