Vol. 33, No. 2, 2016

Special Issue on the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle


Introduction to the Special Issue on the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii). By Pamela T. Plotkin
Support Acknowledgment for the Special Issue on the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
Original Articles
A Historical Perspective of the Biology and Conservation of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle. By Thane Wibbels and Elizabeth Bevan 
Development of a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Stock Assessment Model. By Benny J. Gallaway, William J. Gazey, Charles W. Caillouet, Jr., Pamela T. Plotkin, F. Alberto Abreu Grobois, Anthony F. Amos, Patrick M. Burchfield, Ray R. Carthy, Marco A. Castro Martínez, John G. Cole, Andrew T. Coleman, Melissa Cook, Steven DiMarco, Sheryan P. Epperly, Masami Fujiwara, Daniel Gomez Gamez, Gary L. Graham, Wade L. Griffin, Francisco Illescas Martínez, Margaret M. Lamont, Rebecca L. Lewison, Kenneth J. Lohmann, James M. Nance, Jonathan Pitchford, Nathan F. Putman, Scott W. Raborn, Jeffrey K. Rester, Jack J. Rudloe, Laura Sarti Martínez, Mark Schexnayder, Jeffrey R. Schmid, Donna J. Shaver, Christopher Slay, Anton D. Tucker, Mandy Tumlin, Thane Wibbels, and Blanca M. Zapata Najera 
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) Nesting on the Texas Coast: Geographic, Temporal, and Demographic Trends Through 2014. By Donna J. Shaver, Cynthia Rubio, Jennifer Shelby Walker, Jeffrey George, Anthony F. Amos, Kimberly Reich, Curtis Jones, and Thomas Shearer 
Trends in Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) Relative Abundance, Distribution, and Size Composition in Nearshore Waters of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. By Tasha L. Metz and André M. Landry Jr. 
Evaluation of the Status of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. By Benny J. Gallaway, William J. Gazey, Thane Wibbels, Elizabeth Bevan, Donna J. Shaver, and Jeff George 
Short Communications
Long-Term Movements of an Adult Male Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. By Christi L. Hughes and André M. Landry Jr.
Thousands of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Critically Endangered Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) Revealed by Double-Digest Restriction-Associated DNA Sequencing: Opportunities for Previously Elusive Conservation Genetics Research. By Luis A. Hurtado, Xochitl De La Rosa-Reyna, Mariana Mateos, Donna J. Shaver, Richard Metz, John Thiltges, Joshua Hill, Miguel A. Reyes-Lopez, and Charlie Johnson