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see sea turtlesea turtle,
name for several species of large marine turtles found in tropical and subtropical oceans. These turtles are modified for life in the ocean by having flipperlike forelimbs without toes and lightweight shells. Their heads are too large to be withdrawn into the shell.
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Ridley

Nicholas. ?1500--55, English bishop, who helped to revise the liturgy under Edward VI. He was burnt at the stake for refusing to disavow his Protestant beliefs when Mary I assumed the throne
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Scientists are also trying to find out more about male Kemp's ridleys, an even more elusive population than females because most males, after hatching, don't come ashore for the rest of their lives.
In general, Kemp's ridleys inhabited waters <20 m in depth but moved to deeper waters in cooler winter months followed by a return to nearshore waters in the spring (Renaud, 1995; Renaud and Williams, 2005).
Sea turtles don't usually hang out in the Netherlands, but that's just where a lost Kemp's ridley sea turtle was found in 2008.
To address this concern, we obtained humeri from 13 known-age Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) and two loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for the purposes of examining the growth marks and comparing growth mark counts to actual age.
For biologists studying the Kemp's ridley, the world's smallest and most endangered sea turtle, the 1998 nesting season offered hope that the species may survive.
Half a world away from its birthplace along the sandy shores of central Mexico, the young Kemp's ridley sea turtle is feasting on spider crabs in the bays of eastern Long Island when it becomes entrapped in a net.
Loggerhead and Kemp's Ridleys turtles are warm water species and are likely to have strayed into north-east Atlantic waters because of the prevailing south-westerly winds, earlier this year.
Almost the entire nesting population of Kemp's ridleys nested in this small, isolated stretch of beach near Rancho Nuevo.