Tag: Sea Turtle Inc.

Life Aquatic: Kemp’s ridley nesting explained

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com June is prime nesting season on South Padre Island for the critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, and the staff and volunteers at Sea Turtle Inc. are busy caring for both mother turtles and their offspring. The smallest of the seven sea turtle species, Kemp’s ridleys once nested …

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First Kemp’s ridley nest of the season found

By TERESA SHUMAKER Special to the PRESS The first Kemp’s ridley nest of the Texas season was discovered Friday, April 24, around 9:45 a.m. One hundred eggs were laid, and to make it even more exciting, the sea turtle mama had an I.D. tag. Thanks to the tag, we now know that she has nested on SPI …

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Turtles released on South Padre beach

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Sea turtle Inc., the nonprofit marine turtle rescue and rehabilitation center on South Padre Island, released 65 turtles that were previously suffering from cold-snap, a form of turtle hypothermia, at Isla Blanca Park on Nov. 24 and 25. The release process occurred over two days because of the …

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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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‘Shellabration’ this weekend

Special to the Parade The turtles have begun their 2013 nesting season on South Padre Island, and Sea Turtle Inc. organizers are hoping for another record breaking year. To mark the start of the nesting season, the public is asked to join in this year’s Turtle Days “Shellabration.” The Annual Lighting of the Tiki Torches …

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TURTLE TALK: Sea Turtle Inc. interns are in

By ADRIAN RAMOS Texas Master Naturalist Every year Sea Turtle Inc. chooses eight interns from universities around the country to work at its South Padre Island facility. Countless applications came in for this spring’s six positions and this summer’s two internship positions. Interns must be in a program or a graduate of biological science at …

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Turtle Dash set Sunday

It’s finally here. Set for April 7 at Clayton’s Beach Bar at South Padre Island, the Turtle Dash 10k Beach Run and 1 Mile Fun Run will kick off at 8 a.m. to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Sea Turtle Inc. Cancer survivor Alfonso A. De Leon III said his “Team in Training” squad …

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