Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kemp's ridley fun

Hmmm...sibling rivalry? One of my blog viewers explained they were playing "leap-turtle"!

A Kemp's ridley hatchling focuses on the waves ahead.

A tiny Kemp's ridley hatchling, the smallest of marine turtles.

Photographer Tony Giberson takes a break from the water where he's been photographing the sea turtles march to the Gulf of Mexico for the Pensacola News Journal.

A WEAR-TV reporter interviews viewers for their reaction to this rare event!

March to the sea!

Tiny hatchlings get swept up in the surf and may be tossed ashore numerous times before they finally make it to the sea.

Swept away!

I'm coming!

Two by two...

Ready for release.


Egg casing of Kemp's ridley sea turtles.

Learn more about Kemp's ridley sea turtles by clicking HERE.


Dave said...


Thanks for sharing the stories and photos of these wonderful little creatures. They are really cool.

Anonymous said...

DJ great photos !! maybe leap frog or leap turtle ?

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful experience we had yesterday. I got some good pictures out of the 84 I took! Thanks again for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

Cool! Hopefully some will return to Pensacola Beach someday.

Anonymous said...

Do you know who I would contact to gather information on becoming a volunteer to "turtle watch sit" ?

you can email me at: abc4christ@yahoo.com