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Which turtle was named for a Key West fisherman?

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Which turtle was named for a Key West fisherman?

The Kemp’s ridley turtle is named for Richard M. Kemp, who was a Florida fisherman, not a scientist. In 1906, Kemp 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.

-CGW-

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