A Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle’s tragic death due to marine debris

A Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle’s tragic death due to marine debris

This is why people are asked to “Leave Only Footprints” and pick up after themselves when they leave the beach. This endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, strangled by a beach chair, was found during morning turtle patrol. Both the story and the disturbing picture posted on the Share the Beach facebook page earlier this month received national news coverage. The Kemp’s Ridley turtle washed ashore turned upside down at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the sea turtle has been on the endangered species list since 1970. Please be responsible when visiting the beach – you are not the only one who uses it.

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