Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

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David Owens, Ph.D., is a marine biologist who has taught at Texas A&M University and the College of Charleston. He has also been an active and long-term sea turtle researcher very experienced with Kemp's ridley sea turtles. Here he discusses the successful, multi-year effort to artificially imprint the ridley hatchlings on the beaches of Padre Island, leading to the creation of a new nesting site for this very rare creature.

Date RecordedApril 16, 2021
InterviewerDavid Todd
IntervieweeDavid Owens
LocationCharleston, South Carolina
Time Code00:02:07