Fishermen rescue endangered sea turtles
- Return a Gift to Wildlife. Daley, James G. // Conservationist;Feb1993, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p6
Discusses the Return a Gift to Wildlife program. In 1985 70 sea turtles washed up on the north shore of Long Island, prompting extensive questioning of the natural history and habitat of the endangered Kemp's Ridley turtle. Okeanos Ocean Research Foundation; Role of DEC's Return a Gift to...
- Sea Turtles Gain Ground. // National Geographic World;Oct98, Issue 278, p5
Reports that the Kemp's ridley, the world's most endangered sea turtle laid 3,600 nests of eggs on beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Details on the positive impact of this measure on the near extinction of the species; Indication that the Kemp's ridley was almost extinct as a result of hunters...
- Turtle Patrol on Padre Island. Echols, Darrell // Endangered Species Bulletin;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p22
Relates the experience of the author in reestablishing the population of Lepidochelys kempii turtles in Padre Island, Texas. Efforts of the U.S. National Park Service in locating and preserving turtle eggs; Information on the incubation period of kempii turtle eggs; Events causing difficulties...
- Diet Analysis of Subadult Kemp's Ridley ( Lepidochelys kempii) Turtles from West-Central Florida. Servis, Jennifer A.; Lovewell, Gretchen; Tucker, Anton D. // Chelonian Conservation & Biology;Dec2015, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p173
The present study is the first to characterize Kemp's ridley turtle ( Lepidochelys kempii) diets between the west-central Florida estuaries of Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. We analyzed the stomach contents of 20 stranded subadult L. kempii and found that their diets were primarily carnivorous,...
- Helping Kemp's Ridley escape the dragnet. Rillero, Anne // National Wildlife (World Edition);Jun/Jul99, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p45
Reports that the population of the Kemp's ridley has grown following the mandatory use of the Turtle Excluder Device (TED) in the United States. Nesting area in Rancho Nuevo, Mexico; TED requirement on shrimp exports to the US; World Trade Organization ruling striking down the requirement.
- Policy for sea turtle protection. // Presidents & Prime Ministers;Jul/Aug94, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p41
Reports on the cooperative efforts between United States and Mexico in protecting the Kemp's-Ridley sea turtle, one of the most endangered sea turtle species in the Gulf of Mexico. Limited habitats; Use of shrimp trawl nets as principal threat to the turtles; Development of turtle-excluder...
- Sea Turtles ... Come to Order! // Ranger Rick;Apr99, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p22
Presents an activity for children focusing on the egg-laying process by the endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles.
- Creating a Kemp's Ridley Marine Reserve in Texas: The Missing Link In A Proven Protection Strategy. Shore, Teri // Endangered Species Update;Mar/Apr2000, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p35
Reports on a three-tiered strategy for the conservation of the endangered sea turtle Kemp's ridley in a marine reserve in Texas. Protection afforded critical nesting, foraging and migrating habitat for Kemp's ridley; Suggestion to follow the example of Mexico's success in Texas.
- Turtle Tracks. // Natural History;May87, Vol. 96 Issue 5, p4
Provides observations about the plight of the sea turtles, Kemp's Ridleys, that are born on a beach in Mexico. Sightings of the turtles along the East Coast from Florida to Cape Cod; How fishermen use traps off of Long Island Sound to capture the turtles; Development of a device that allows...