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Kemp’s Ridley

Physical: Kemp's Ridley turtles can grow up to an average of 2 feet. Their carapace (upper shell) is almost circular with


Loggerhead Sea Turtle

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Northern Diamondback Terrapin

Physical: Diamondback Terrapins have wedge-shaped carapaces (top shells) that range from gray-brown to black, and a lighter, greenish-yellow plastron (bottom


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