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Which turtle’s future is dire due to daytime nesting?

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Which turtle’s future is dire due to daytime nesting?

The Kemp’s ridley turtle is the only sea turtle to nest during the day, which has become a threat to the future of the species. The massive nesting swarms of Kemp’s ridley turtles have become popular with tourists, who are able to have easy access to the large, slow-moving females since the nesting happens at day and not at night like with other sea turtles.

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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