Dearl Adams: Project Ridley - Photographs
"This mass migration took place 1967 and these turtles came out the day before the Mexican coast guard arrived. Over 2000 turtles laid over 200,000 eggs. Each turtle lays from 80 to 150 eggs to a nest. Every egg was dug up by the Natives to be sold to buyers who drive them out by truck loads. They are sold in the larger cities in Mexico. They claim they are delicious and stimulate the sex glands. The man in slide 40 was just one of the nest robbers, there were at least 50 men, women, and children."
Dearl Adams: Project Ridley Collection - Photographs, UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley. Accessed via https://scholarworks.utrgv.edu/daridleyphotographs
1960-1969, Texas--South Padre Island, Habitat--Conservation, Lepidochelys kempii (Kemp's ridley), Sea turtles, Indexes