Turtle rescue

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Border Patrol agents patrolling the Padre Island National Seashore discovered three Kemp Ridley turtles nesting along the beach on Sunday.  

The agents, from the Corpus Christi Station, were conducting routine patrols when they witnessed two Kemp Ridley turtles exiting the ocean and returning to their nests.

Agents then witnessed a third turtle leaving its nest and entering the ocean.

The agents reported their findings to the Padre Island National Seashore Division of Sea Turtle Science and recovery for their awareness.

Because Kemp Ridley turtles are the most endangered species of sea turtles, the biologists responded to the location, tagged the nesting turtles and retrieved the eggs from the nests. 

The Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery stated that this is one of the busiest nesting periods of the year and expressed their gratitude towards the Border Patrol.

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