Institute for Marine Mammal Studies documents Kemp’s Ridley nest

90 views – Rick Gogreve – 2022-10-13 17:27:51

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies has documented an occurrence that has never been documented before within its studies.

IMMS received a report from National Park Services rangers that they saw a nesting sea turtle on a Ship Island beach.

After investigating, the team with IMMS was able to identify the nest belonging to a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle.

This is the first ever documented case of a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle nesting on Ship Island. Usually these turtles nest in Mexico and South Texas.

The IMMS team also found another sea turtle nest on the mainland in…

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