Endangered sea turtles found on Louisiana islands for first time in 75 years – the Guardian

Kemp's Ridley sea turtle (by Andy Wraithmell, Florida Fish and Wildlife CC BY-ND 2.0)

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For the first time in 75 years, hatchlings of the world’s smallest sea turtle species have been discovered on the Chandeleur Islands, a chain of barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of New Orleans.

The news was particularly uplifting for environmentalists because the hatchlings were Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, an endangered species that also happens to be the world’s smallest sea turtle. The turtles are predominantly found in the Gulf, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.