Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are critically endangered.  Each fall a large number of juvenile Kemp’s ridleys in the two to four year age classes get trapped in Cape Cod Bay and are stranded cold-stunned on Cape Cod beaches.  More than 90% of cold-stunned sea turtles in Cape Cod are Kemp’s ridleys.  For the right thing to do when you find a cold-stunned sea turtle, see First Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle of 2008 Rescued.

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Juvenile Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, Dennis, Cape Cod

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