Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kemp's Ridley Turtle Nesting On Texas Coast

A record 195 Kemp's ridley turtle nests were found on the Texas coast this nesting season. It's the fifth consecutive record-breaking year since record keeping began in 1980. While monitoring those nests, they were surprised by also finding four green turtles, four loggerheads and one leatherback nest. Find some interesting reading here.

Go here to see some cute Kemp's Ridley hatchlings.

Go here to read about a job opening in the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery, assisting with a variety of sea turtle science and recovery projects at Padre Island National Seashore.

1 comment:

Snowbird said...

Those little ones are adorable. I would love to see a nest hatch. That would be so neat!