Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

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Thane Wibbels, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who has been involved in research and conservation of the Kemp's ridley sea turtle for many years. Like other scientists, he has been puzzled by the plateauing of the turtle's recovery around 2010, and now theorizes that the creature's numbers may be capped by the diminished carrying capacity of the Gulf of Mexico.

Date RecordedJune 28, 2021
InterviewerDavid Todd
IntervieweeThane Wibbels
LocationBirmingham, Alabama
Time Code00:58:09