Friday, May 25, 2012
Kemp's Ridley - Thursday May 24
Another little juvenile Kemp's Rdley washed up on North Myrtle Beach. Thursday, May 24, just before noon, a turtle stranding was reported to the City of NMB. NMB Animal Control along with Linda, from the NMB Sea Turtle Patrol investigated the report. Sure enough, a small Kemp's, under 20 pounds, had washed in with the tide under the "Sea Cabins" pier at 60th Ave N in the Cherry Grove Section.
Beautiful little turtle. No barnacles or other hitchhikers. No obvious wounds.
No entanglement, was not emaciated. No apparent cause of death.
What a shame that this rare turtle's life was cut short!
Posted by NMB Sea Turtle Patrol at 5:25 PM