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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle: Lepidochelys kempii   Leave a comment

Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world.  The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life.  It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and a haven for 380 bird species.  It also has a rich history, including the Spanish shipwrecks of 1554. This week, biologists released 98 hatchlings into the wild. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/18/14.

Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life. It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and a haven for 380 bird species. It also has a rich history, including the Spanish shipwrecks of 1554. This week, biologists released 98 critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatchlings into the wild. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/18/14.

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