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Life Aquatic: Kemp’s ridley nesting explained

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com June is prime nesting season on South Padre Island for the critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, and the staff and volunteers at Sea Turtle Inc. are busy caring for both mother turtles and their offspring. The smallest of the seven sea turtle species, Kemp’s ridleys once nested …

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First Kemp’s ridley nest of the season found

By TERESA SHUMAKER Special to the PRESS The first Kemp’s ridley nest of the Texas season was discovered Friday, April 24, around 9:45 a.m. One hundred eggs were laid, and to make it even more exciting, the sea turtle mama had an I.D. tag. Thanks to the tag, we now know that she has nested on SPI …

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