Monday, October 01, 2018

Doodle du jour - Kemp's Ridley sea turtle hatchlings, NYC


I haven't done much drawing this year, but I was inspired today when my sailing friend Jenn shared a Facebook post from the Gateway National Recreation Area featuring a photo of three brand new little Kemp's Ridley sea turtle hatchlings heading for the sea - right here in New York City, on the Rockaway Peninsula. Incredible! First time on record that one of these turtles has nested in New York State.

There's a good article about it on the National Park Service website, and a somewhat compressed version on their Facebook page.

4 comments:

Haralee Sleepwear said...

Who would have thought? Turtles just make me smile for some reason!

bonnie said...

Amazing to have this kind hatching here!

I've also been so delighted with the number of sea turtles I see in Hawai'i when I make it back. I grew up there and I don't think I ever saw a single honu (Hawaiian word for sea turtle). Now I see at least a couple every time I go back. It's wonderful!

Diane Tolley said...

Inspiring! And I am in awe that you can draw! That too is inspiring! :)

Jeff K said...

Amazing! I guess they were here somewhere but nobody spotted them before! I somehow don't think they flew up on Jet Blue.