Students, volunteers work to save endangered turtles

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by Texas A&M University at Galveston/ The Daily News

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Posted on May 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM

GALVESTON, Texas — Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles are native to and primarily found in the Gulf of Mexico. They remain the most critically endangered species of sea turtles.

In an effort to save these turtles, Texas A&M University at Galveston trained students and volunteers working to locate and identify sea turtle tracks and turtle nests on Galveston beaches.

National Park Service Biologist Cynthia Rubio led the volunteers through both classroom and hands-on training, providing general track detection training and background information about ongoing recovery efforts to save the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle from extinction.

To read more, visit the Galveston Daily News.

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