Endangered sea turtle gets a check-up
The Boston Globe / Boston.com
Dr Scott Weber prepared a needle to administer a drug to calm the turtle down before the procedure. The Kemp's Ridley is the smallest of the eight species of sea turtles. They weigh from 75 to 95 pounds and live from 30 to 50 years, according to the National Wildlife Federation.
Dr Scott Weber prepared a needle to administer a drug to calm the turtle down before the procedure.

The Kemp's Ridley is the smallest of the eight species of sea turtles. They weigh from 75 to 95 pounds and live from 30 to 50 years, according to the National Wildlife Federation.
(Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)