Kemp’s Ridley Nestings Closing on Last Year’s Record!

By May 23, 2008Sea Turtles

The finding of seven new Kemp’s ridley sea turtles nests on the Texas coast on Thursday, May 29, brings the 2008 total to 101. Last year 128 nests were found and with more time left in the nesting season, that record will surely be broken.

With record numbers of Kemp’s ridleys returning to the Mexican nesting beach at Rancho Nuevo, Mexico, it looks like a promising year in the Kemp’s ridley struggle to survive following near extinction in the mid-80s. Stay tuned for more exciting developments.