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Adult generally weigh 45 kg with a body length of 65 cm. Adult Kemp's ridleys' shells are broad and light gray-olive in color. They are off-white to light yellow underneath which is called their plastron. Juvenile turtles have gray-black carapaces top shells and plastrons.
Hatchlings have lighter gray-olive carapaces and plastrons.
There are 2 pairs of prefrontal scales on the head, 5 vertebral scutes back plates5 pairs of costal scutes belly plates and 12 pairs of marginals rimming plates on their carapace. Four scutes perforated by a pore are found on each bridge joining the plastron to the carapace. The pore is the opening of their Rathke's gland which secretes a substance of unknown function.
Males resemble the females in size and coloration. Secondary sexual characteristics of male sea turtles include a longer tail, more distal vent, recurved claws and, during breeding, a softened mid-plastron. Although sea turtles cannot withdraw their heads into their shells, the adults are protected from predators by their shells, large size and thick scaly skin on their heads and necks.
Sea turtles spend almost all their lives submerged but must breathe air for the oxygen needed to meet the demands of vigorous activity. With a single explosive exhalation and rapid inhalation, sea turtles can quickly replace the air in their lungs.
Their lungs are adapted to permit a rapid exchange of oxygen and to prevent gasses from being trapped during deep dives. The blood of sea turtles can deliver oxygen efficiently to body tissues even at the pressures encountered during diving.
During routine activity green and loggerhead sea turtles dive for about 4 to 5 minutes and surface to breathe for 1 to 3 seconds. A female loggerhead tracked at sea made up to dives every 12 hours.
Sea turtles can rest or sleep underwater for several hours at a time but submergence time is much shorter while diving for food or to escape predators. Breath-holding ability is affected by activity and stress, which is why turtles drown in shrimp trawls and other fishing gear within a relatively short time.
Because sea turtles are difficult to study in the open ocean, scientists are just beginning to learn about the life history of sea turtles. Today, radio transmitters, attached to nesting turtles, help track the sea creatures on their travels and provide valuable information.
This location is near Rancho Nuevo in southern Tamaulipas. The species occurs mainly in coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Feeding Behavior Ecology Newborn Kemp's ridleys, Lepidochelys kempii, feed on the available sargassum and associated animals or other epipelagic species species in the sunlit upper zone found in the Gulf of Mexico.
In post-pelagic stages, the turtle is largely a crab-eater, with a preference for portunid swimming crabs. Age at sexual maturity is not known, but is believed to be approximately years, although other estimates of age at maturity range as high as 35 years.
Life History Kemp's ridley sea turtles reach sexual maturity between Years. Females lay eggs that measure mm in diameter and weigh g. Incubation lasts between days.
Hatchlings range from mm in straight line carapace length, mm in width and g in weight. Although sea turtles move swiftly in the ocean, they are slow and defenseless on land. Male sea turtles almost never leave the water.
Female sea turtles leave the ocean only to lay eggs and, for most species, nest only at night. Females of most species may nest every two to three years. The female Kemp's ridley has a unique nesting behavior known as the "arribada" or arrival in Spanish. Females congregate in the shallows and all emerge at once to lay eggs on the beach.
Nesting season for Kemp's ridleys lasts from April-July. Nesting can take between one and three hours.
After a female turtle drags herself up the beach, she hollows out a pit with her back legs and deposits between eggs the size of golf balls. When the last egg is laid, the turtle covers the eggs with sand, tamps down the sand with her plastron, and flings more sand about with her flippers to erase any signs of the nest.
After about two months, the hatchling turtles emerge at night. The light reflected off the water from the sky guides them to the sea.The union membership rate —the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions training, and library occupations continued to decline in Unionization rates were lowest in sales and related occupations ( percent); farming, fishing, and forestry conducted monthly for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the.
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