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n. pl. rid·leys

[Originally a local word used by English-speaking fishermen of the Gulf of Mexico, of unknown origin.]
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(Biography) Nicholas. ?1500–55, English bishop, who helped to revise the liturgy under Edward VI. He was burnt at the stake for refusing to disavow his Protestant beliefs when Mary I assumed the throne
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(ˈrɪd li)

n., pl. -leys.
1. a gray sea turtle, Lepidochelyskempi, of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America.
2. an olive-colored sea turtle, L. olivacea, of the Indian, Pacific, and S Atlantic oceans.
[1940–45; of undetermined orig.]


(ˈrɪd li)

Nicholas, c1500–55, English bishop, reformer, and martyr.
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Noun1.ridley - a marine turtle
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
Atlantic ridley, Lepidochelys kempii - grey sea turtle of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
Lepidochelys olivacea, olive ridley, Pacific ridley - olive-colored sea turtle of tropical Pacific and Indian and the southern Atlantic oceans
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Kemp's ridleys are the smallest and most endangered sea turtles in the world.
Relatively few adult Kemp's ridleys were tracked and those tracked in Florida's Atlantic waters were likely transients moving between summer and winter habitats.
Few Kemp's ridleys have stranded in Europe, but cases are known from museum specimens dating back to 1913 in Great Britain, 1921 in Ireland, 1926 in France and 1954 in the Netherlands.
While the occurrence of Kemp's ridleys in the UK is occasional, a recent recovery of the world population has meant an increase in the number of young ones stranding on UK shores.
"We may not see oiled, dead Kemp's Ridleys, but their population abundance could be imperiled by subtle indirect effects of dispersed oil on the environment," Kendall said.
To save the turtles - primarily loggerheads and some green, leatherback and Kemp's ridleys - organizations such as the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Marine Fisheries Service, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission developed the Sea Turtle Late-Term Nest Collection and Hatchling Release Plan.
The olive and Kemp's ridleys are unique in that they are the only sea turtles to pack together to protect each other.
To date, the technique has been applied to loggerhead (Zug et al., 1986; Zug et al., 1995; Bjorndal et al., 2003), green (Bjorndal et al., 1998; Zug and Glor, 1998; Zug et al., 2002), Kemp's ridleys (Zug et al., 1997), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) (Zug and Parham, 1996) sea turtles.
Many Kemp's ridleys also get tangled up in floating fishing lines and trash - or run over by ships.
"I wouldn't say the Kemp's ridleys are out of danger, but they are definitely showing encouraging signs of improvement," says Barbara Schroeder, sea turtle coordinator for the National Marine Fisheries Service.
This study was undertaken to compile data on the occurrence of infectious bacteria from necropsied Kemp's ridleys and loggerheads of the 1984-1996 year-classes.