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Endangered Sea Turtle On Display In Galveston

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You can now see and even name an endangered Kemp’s Ridley turtle that was rescued and saved by the sea life facility at Texas A&M in Galveston.

The small turtle looked in bad shape when it was found by two fishermen last year.  It has since been nursed back to health and now the public has a rare opportunity to view the endangered turtle. Joining us now is the director of the seal life facility Dr. Kim Reich so we understand the turtle has a special tank.

People can view it through a glass window in the lobby.

The turtle is healthy enough to return to the wild, but can not be released until the weather is warmer. In the meantime, it lives in a specially designed turtle tank with a constant current and a special turtle house.

It doesn’t have a name yet so children are being asked to submit ideas and will a winner will be drawn in April.

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