Watch: Kemp’s ridley sea turtle continues to rebound

At Padre Island National Seashore, the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is making a comeback. ©Jereme Phillips/USFWS

The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) was once thought to be on its way to extinction. But thanks to conservation efforts, the turtle is making a comeback. At Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, the turtle’s numbers are continuing to climb, thanks to the efforts of a few dedicated biologists and volunteers.