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Which animal was named for Floridian Richard M. Kemp?

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Which sea turtle was named for Floridian Richard M. Kemp?

The Kemp’s ridley turtle is named for Richard M. Kemp, who was a Florida fisherman, not a scientist. In 1906, Kemp, who fished in Key West, was the first individual to submit the species for official identification.

This Cool, Gross & Weird!® excerpt is from Today’s Dinosaurs: A Complete Guide to Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises by Stacey Venzel (July 2017/Sherpa Multimedia). Today’s Dinosaurs is available now.

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