Beach Chair Claims Rare Endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
OutdoorHub Reporters 07.17.18
A wildlife conservation group in Alabama is outraged after a critically endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle washed ashore with a beach chair caught around its neck.
“The chair had barnacles on it so had been in the water for a while. So much stuff left on the beach washes into the gulf. Why we need something like ‘Leave Only Footprints,'” Debbie Harbin of Share the Beach Fort Morgan told WKRG.
The chair also had a University of Alabama logo printed on it.
— KSLA News 12 (@KSLA) July 16, 2018
Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles are thought of as the rarest species of sea turtles in existence, and are listed as a critically endangered species under the U.S. Federal Endangered Species Act.