Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Nest Rescued

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Corpus Christi (KFXV) – Border patrol agents who made an unusual rescue Saturday afternoon while patrolling the Padre Island National Seashore. Two agents discovered a Kemp’s Ridley Sea turtle, one of the most endangered sea turtles species, near their Corpus Christi station. The agents immediately notified Park Rangers of the female turtle found in a catatonic state while laying her eggs. According to officials, Park Rangers immediately recovered the nest.

This is the second Kemp’s Ridley Sea turtle nest discovered this year.

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Nest Rescued

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