Kemp's ridley


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Kemp's ridley

 (kĕmps)
n.
A sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coastal waters, having a greenish-gray carapace.

[After Richard M. Kemp, American fisherman and naturalist who sent specimens to a marine biologist in the 1870s.]
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(1991) reported a 9- to 10-fold increase in the breathing frequency of trawled Kemp's ridley sea turtles.
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-- Specimens of Kemp's ridley and loggerhead sea turtles which died during captive rearing (1984 to 1996) were subjected to complete necropsy.
The endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle makes its home off Mexico's Gulf Coast, near Rancho Nuevo.
The Kemp's ridley sea turtle, classified as "critically endangered" in the wild, was found by a member of the public on Saturday, December 12.
The animal is from the Kemp's Ridley family of critically endangered turtles, native to the Caribbean and west Atlantic.
By the early evening, the 15 Kemp's Ridley sea turtles and two loggerheads were nudged back into the water.
A young Kemp's ridley turtle washed up dead on a beach at Llanon, Ceredigion, West Wales, earlier this month - just days after an older specimen was found on the Isle of Tiree in Scotland's Inner Hebrides.