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Dearl Edward Adams (1916-1992)



  • Existence: 1916 - 1992

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dearl Adams & Project Ridley Collection

Identifier: BLIBR-0034
Scope and Contents Collection consists chiefly of 35 mm slide collection documenting Dearl Adams efforts to establish a rookery for the Kemp's Ridley sea turtle on South Padre Island. Images show turtles at different life cycle stages, including nests, eggs, hatchlings, adolescents and adults.Dearl Adams and his family (brother Thearl and wife Ethel) were citizen conservationists from Brownsville, Texas. The Adames led efforts to gather eggs from the sole Kemp's ridley sea turtle rookery in Playa...
Dates: c. 1966–1974

Photographic (Slide) Images, 1964–1974

Scope and Contents Series of 35 mm color photographic slides of Dearl Adam's and Project Ridley. Images show Kemp's ridley sea turtles at various stages of their life cycle, including nesting, eggs, hatchlings, adolescent and adult turtles. Photographs also document Dearl Adams and his families trips to Playa Rancho Nuevo, Mexico to obtain eggs and their subsequent return and sea turtle releases on South Padre Island, Texas. The Turtle Lady, Ila Loetscher, is photographed.The original handwritten...
Dates: 1964–1974

Supplementary Publications

Scope and Contents

Series contains two publications, including The International Turtle and Tortoise Society Journal (Sept/Oct 1966) and The Valley Sportsmen (July 11, 1967).

Dates: c. 1966–1974

Additional filters:

Archival Object 2
Collection 1
Habitat--Conservation 1
Lepidochelys kempii (Kemp's ridley) 1
Mexico 1
South Padre Island, Texas 1