Sea Turtle Species

Sea Turtle Species

Sea Turtle Species There are 7 distinct sea turtle species that have been identified in the world. The Green Sea Turtle is the most common you will find. They are mainly found around the Pacific coast of Mexico as well as Florida. They can be up to five feet in length...
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle – Lepidochelys olivacea Description Featuring a gray and green coloring as well as a heart shaped shell, the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle is one many people are familiar with. The young ones are mainly gray in color and as they get older they...
Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta Description The Loggerhead Sea Turtle has a head that is much bigger than any others out there. The overall body is shaped very similar to a heart. They have a shell that is red and brown on top, then yellow and brown on the...
Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle – Chelonia mydas Description The Green Sea Turtle is a fairly large species with a length of about 5 ½ feet and weighing up to 400 pounds. It has a hard shell on the outside that can be quite colorful on the top with shades of red and orange. It...
Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Hawksbill Sea Turtle – Eretmochelys imbricata Description You will first notice that the Hawkbill Sea Turtle features a heart shaped shell on its body. As the turtle gets older that heart shape will change and the shell will get longer. The head is small and...
Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle

Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle – Lepidochelys kempii Description The Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle is one of the smallest out there in the world. They weigh only about 100 pounds and they are from 2 ½ feet long to 3 feet long. They are gray and green in color with...