Monday, December 12, 2011

Critically Endangered. Kemp's ridley sea turtle arrives on Beach in the Netherlands AGAIN - 12th Dec 2011

On the 4th Dec 2011 we posted an CNN report that One of the rarest turtles was taken back home to the Gulf of Mexico after arriving on a beach in the Netherlands. Report here >>>>

This weekend Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle appeared on a Beach in the Netherlands.

A hiker came across a rare find this Saturday whilst walking on the beach, he came across a giant sea turtle

The Giant Sea turtle was collected by animal rescue staff at Sea Life Scheveningen, where after research showed that it is an extremely rare Kemp's turtle. He was being cared for at the Sea Life Center on Monday.

It is not possible that this rare turtle could have been left behind on the beach by anyone according to a spokesman for the aquarium.''This turtle species is so rare that not even a breeding program for them.''

The Turtle has been named Flip by his carers and will remain in quarantine over the next few weeks to regain his strength. Flip weighs 1.85pounds and has a shell length of 35 cm. Sea Life estimates that the Turtle is at least 2 years old. If Flip regains sufficient strength, he will again be released into the Gulf of Mexico.

Last week another Rare Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle was returned to the Gulf of Mexico after arriving in the Netherlands in 2008. Source