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SHELL-SHOCKED: Cold weather blamed for turtles washed up on coast

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The drastic weather shift is being cited as the cause of 69 Atlantic green turtles washed ashore on the South Padre Island bay side. Texas Parks and Wildlife collected them and handed them off to caretakers of Sea Turtle Inc. near the Isla Blanca beach for rehabilitation. “When …

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Nationals caught fishing illegally

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four Mexican nationals Friday when their vessel began taking on water while they were fishing illegally on U.S. waters. According to the report, around 11 a.m. officials observed a lancha crew recovering long-line fishing gear, 28 miles offshore and four miles north of the …

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