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Scarce sea turtle nests worry wildlife stewards

(Information in the following story is from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com)

   GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The scarcity of nests left by an endangered sea turtle species is raising concerns among Texas coastal wildlife stewards about the turtles' future.

   It's late in the nesting season for the Kemp's ridley sea turtle. But the first Kemp's nest on Galveston Island was found only this week. It's the second for the upper Texas Gulf Coast so far.

   Carole Allen of the Sea Turtle Restoration Project tells the Houston Chronicle that 92 nests have been found so far this year along the entire Texas coast, compared with 118 nests for all of last season.

   The number of nests had been increasing each year until the 2010 BP oil spill soiled the turtles' feeding grounds, soaking the floating mats of seaweed they live on early in their lives.

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