Baby turtles make it to sea

A Kemps Ridley sea turtle poses for a picture on his way to the Gulf of Mexico to start his life. (Photo by Bri Longoria)


Special to the PRESS

The first Kemp’s Rid­ley turtle nest hatched in the early morning hours of June 13.

It was the first of many public turtle hatching viewings.

Since that morning two more nests have hatched and made it to the water.

The three nests com­bined produced a total of 263 turtles that have been born on South Padre Is­land.

There are 37 other nests waiting to hatch on the beach and more are being spotted every day.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 13 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.


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1 comment

  1. Aww. It’s always good if you help these little creatures make their way to the sea. If not, predators will surely take the chance of catching and eating them.

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