Kemp’s Ridley hatchlings. The smallest and rarest critically endangered sea turtle. April 27 nest #5, hatched 4:20am, released after processing at 5:40am. 65 alive, 14 unhatched and 1 pipped and died. Head over to @juliesuessphotography to see my videos from this mornings processing and release.
And they’re off! Good luck little babies! Kemp’s Ridley hatchlings from April 27 nest #5, hatched this morning at 4:20, released at 5:40 after processing of this rare critically endangered species. Thank you @seaturtleinctx , Bailey Lucas and Laura St. Andrews!
Laura St. Andrews processing Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle hatchlings at @seaturtleinctx The length, width and weight is taken. They are also counted. All data is taken before release of these rare critically endangered sea turtles.
I received a call this morning from @seaturtleinctx to come to a private Kemp’s Ridley hatchling processing and release. These babies hatched this morning at 4:20 and were from the April 27 nest #5. There were 80 total. 65 alive, 14 unhatched and 1 pipped and died. Thank you Laura St. Andrews for letting me join you guys and Bailey Lucas for setting this up for me.