Plotting Kemp’s Ridleys, Plotting the Future of Sea Turtle Conservation

In 1947, Andres Herrera documented an estimated 40,000 Kemp’s ridleys nesting simultaneously in a single day at Rancho Nuevo, Mexico. Fourteen years later, scientists were shocked to see this phenomenon on tape because by then, Kemp’s numbers were reduced to approximately 6,000 animals in an entire year.

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