Six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles are endangered or critically endangered, the species are facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild in the immediate future.
In 1985, Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles were almost extinct and since 2013, the number of Kemp's Ridley sea turtles nesting has started to decrease again. "We are lucky that we could turn it around in 1985, and now together, all of us can save this species from extinction”- Donna J. Shaver Ph.D. Chief, Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery, National Park Service, Padre Island National Seashore.
“Baby Giants” project is focused on documenting the preservation work of the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles by different biologist and organizations, along with other endangered sea turtles along the coast of the United States. In addition, the project is also highlighting the life cycle of Kemp's Ridley sea turtle, which happens in Gulf of Mexico and along the East coast of United States.