Last summer, we were blessed to be able to watch a Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles hatchling release. When we returned home, I blogged about the experience (with pictures) , and how the park rangers help protect the hatchlings' journey to the sea.
I was thinking about the sea turtles today, and decided to look for more information on them. (They're so cute!) I found three websites with great information, but I was surprised to read that these endangered sea turtles are at risk because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. I don't know why it hadn't occurred to me sooner. I think because I knew that the North Padre Island nesting area isn't in the area where the oil is reaching shore ... but I forgot about how the oil in the Gulf will affect all the sea creatures.
Aren't they just the cutest little things?
Three great websites about Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles: