Flatback Sea Turtle

Flatback Sea Turtle

Flatback Sea Turtle – Natator depressus Description The flatback sea turtle has this unusual name for its particular oval shell that lacks ridges and protuberances, making it look flat, smooth and slightly curved down. It is also called Australian flatback...
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle – Lepidochelys olivacea Description The Olive Ridley sea turtle, also known as Pacific Ridley sea turtle is one of the smallest sea turtle species in the world, very similar in size to the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys...
Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle

Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle – Lepidochelys kempii Description The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle or Atlantic ridley sea turtle is a species clearly different from the others. The name of this sea turtle is in honor of Richard M. Kemp, a fisherman born in...
Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle – Dermochelys coriacea Description It is the largest known sea turtle species and is the fourth largest reptile in the world, only after three species of crocodiles. It is also called lute turtle or leathery turtle. Its skin and shell are...