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Atlantic Ridley Small Journal

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Journal paper is 100% post-consumer recycled. Pages are blank or choose lined paper with lines on one side of the page only for $1.00 more. Journal measures 7″ x 4.5″. Cover and back contain 100% recycled content. Descriptions of the cover artwork are on the inside of the front cover to provide insight and information about the design.

Made in the USA

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The Atlantic Ridley, smallest of the sea turtles, ranges from the Gulf of Mexico to Nova Scotia and across Europe. Its only nesting beaches are on the Gulf of Mexico just north of Tampico. There, in a single day, as many as 40,000 nesting females have crowded the beach. This species is currently highly endangered as a consequence of egg robbing, slaughter of females for food, and drowning in shrimp nets. Females come ashore 2-3 times a season to lay a hundred or more spherical, leathery-shelled eggs in a deep nest dug with the hind feet. Hatchlings weighing less than an ounce scamper down to the nurturing sea as they run through a gauntlet of predators.

Turtles have long symbolized longevity and motherhood. They move slowly, knowing that they have all the time in the world. Turtles are a symbol of Mother Earth, a reminder that she provides all we need.

artwork and text by Steve Sierigk

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