A couple weeks ago , we shared with you a story about a sea turtle dying due to being trapped in a beach chair. If you think it couldn’t get much worse, well it just may.
A kemp’s ridley sea turtle, which is the rarest of all sea turtle, has been found dead trapped in bar stool on a beach in Florida.
In a Facebook post from South Walton Turtle Watch, they revealed the disturbing images of the rare female reptile. On their Facebook page, the group posted ” This is so very sad, and so easy to stop. Please do not leave your items, anything, on the beach. We did get this beautiful lady out of the chair. She was a critical endangered Kemps and of course she was dead. Look at her head to see what she went through. Poor thing it must have been an awful death. Why can’t we keep things off the beach at night. Please spread the word and do your part. Many thanks.”
The turtle was found dead on Dune Allen Beach in South Walton County by local residents this week. The remains were to mangled to perform a necropsy but the cause of death was obvious.
Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles numbers are starting to slowly increase but yet are still the most endangered in the world. The turtle only lives in the Gulf of Mexico and part of the east coast of the US. With incidents such as this becoming more frequent due to pollution from humans, it is now more important than ever to do our best to keep our beaches and oceans clean. You can do your small part by picking up any trash that you may see, you never know the impact you may have on another creatures life.