Kemp’s Ridley Nestings are the World’s Best Kept Secret!

By June 3, 2008Sea Turtles

I’m not sure what Texas media is waiting for!  Within the last week, several records were broken.  More endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles came on Texas beaches than ever recorded on one day (23) and the number of ridleys nesting broke last year’s record of 128 and zoomed to 161 nests.  And, in addition to that, a rare leatherback nest was found at the Padre Island National Seashore.
This nesting is the first recorded since the 1930s!

Although a Houston Chronicle reporter is working on a story and the ABC TV channel in Houston has called for more information, nothing has been seen or heard about the Kemp’s ridley history making year since a nest was found on Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston on April 25.  It’s time the voice of the turtle was heard in the land!