Kemp’s Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)

Photo: Terry Ross Each spring, the Kemp’s Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), the smallest of the sea turtles, reach the shores of the Gulf of Mexico to lay their eggs on the beach of Rancho Nuevo, Tamaulipas and South Padre Island, Texas. The species is named after Richard M. Kemp, a fisherman from Key West, Florida, … Continue reading Kemp’s Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)