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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Some 159 nests of Kemp's ridley turtle were counted on the Texas Gulf this summer, up from 119 in 2014.
A Kemp's Ridley turtle was found washed ashore in Sefton | |
The warm-water Kemp's ridley turtle was reported to the Marine Conservation Society after being found dead at Cefn Sidan beach, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire.
Distribution and migrations of immature Kemp's ridley turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) and green turtles (Chelonia mydas) off Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Only one, a Kemp's ridley turtle, had wounds that clearly showed how it had been hurt - in this case, shark bites, she said.
It is estimated that at least 400 of those, including highly endangered species such as Kemp's Ridley turtle, are at serious risk.
Bookies Paddy Power make the endangered Kemp's Ridley Turtle 4-5 favourite to be first species to become extinct.
THREAT: The loggerhead is one of five endangered species that visit UK; DYING: Kemp's Ridley turtle nests are down to just 350; STUNNING: But green turtle numbers are dwindling; FEARS: Hawksbill (top) and leatherback at risk
A rare Kemp's Ridley turtle was washed up alive near Abersoch.
The Son Antonio Express News reports that a leading candidate is a remote section of Texas coast directly across from the Padre Island National Seashore, a refuge for thousands of migrating birds and home to the endangered Kemp's ridley turtle. A spokesperson for the Sierra Club in Austin calls the plan "environmentally disastrous." A consultant for the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, however, foresees "some very positive environmental impacts." He did not elaborate.
The ad's text explained that the Kemp's Ridley Turtle, which once flourished off the Texas coast round Padre Island, is on the edge of extinction, with dead turtles being washed up on the beaches.