Turtle hatchings on record track

turtle hatchings

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

Nina Nahvi spends all night at the beach. From 7 p.m. to 9 a.m., she sits and watches. Any day now the moment she’s been waiting for will finally arrive. When it comes, a frenzy will soon follow.

Nahvi is on corral duty for Sea Turtle Inc., a conservation and rehabilitation facility for sea turtles on South Padre Island. While on corral duty, she and other interns like her watch the beach for signs that the sea turtles are hatching.

Once they do hatch, the turtles will instinctively search for the water. When they reach active state, or the frenzy, they rush into the water. Sea Turtle Inc., monitor these hatchings to make sure as many turtles as possible get their chance at life.

Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the June 21 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/06/21/turtle-hatchings-on-record-track/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.