Olive ridley turtle


With a gray and green color, and a heart-shaped shell, the olive ridley is one of the smallest turtles. The young are mainly gray in color, and as they grow, they turn completely green. They are small compared to other sea turtles. At full maturity they rarely weigh more than 100 pounds and are less than three feet in length. In fact, they are classified as the smallest species of sea turtle. They have six to nine pairs of sacks and two pairs of scales. Each of their front flippers has a set of claws, which they use to dig when they land. Males and females are similar in color and size. The way to differentiate them is that males have a protruding tail and females do not.