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Kemp’s Ridley Turtle

Lepidochelys kempii


This is the smallest species of sea turtle.

Its mass nesting behaviour is known as ‘arribada’, in which several hundred females come ashore to lay their eggs at the same time, on the same beach.

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Kemp's Ridley turtle is a species in critical danger of extinction according to the IUCN Red List.

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