Endangered Species: Save Our Species Information - Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
This is the most endangered of all sea turtles. This turtle starts life as an egg buried on a Mexican beach. Hatching at night, thousands of baby turtles cross the sand attracted by the light from the moon and stars on the water. They enter the Gulf of Mexico and swim away, wandering for years out in the Atlantic Ocean. Adult females always return to the same Mexican beach to nest. Even though they are good swimmers, they can get tangled in shrimp nets and can even drown.