Kemps Ridley sea turtles
The Kemps Ridley is the rarest
of all sea turtles with their distribution
largely confined to the Gulf of Mexico where
95% of their nesting occurs on a single beach
on the east coast of Mexico.
Kemps ridleys feed primarily on
crustaceans and molluscs and live in areas
with muddy or sandy bottoms.
Kemps ridley turtles are relatively
small, averaging 66cm in curved carapace
length and weighing only 30 to 45kgs.