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ALL LIT UP: Amber solar lighting installed at Sea Turtle Inc.

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Amber is the color of their energy and the light that will lead the way in creating an ideal setting for sea turtle breeding routines on South Padre Island. On Friday, officials with Sea Turtle Inc. (STI) held a ceremonial lighting of the first amber, solar-paneled light fixture to …

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Near 100 sea turtles released into Gulf

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Last weekend, officials with Sea Turtle Inc. (STI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released 98 Kemp’s Ridley turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico, including four hawks bills turtles that had been treated at STI. The group of around 30 members was comprised of STI staff, …

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KEEPING UP THE GOODE WORK: Conservancy founder talks turtle awareness

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Turtles and tortoises have inhabited the Earth for more than 200 million years, and yet, with each passing day, their very existence is threatened due to poaching, climate change and habitat encroachment. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call …

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Turtle Ball enjoys strong community support

  BY Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS The extended, sea turtle community came out in full force on Saturday for the annual Caguama Pachanga and Turtle Ball, held at Casa Mariposa and showed their support for the beloved sea creatures. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition …

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FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND: Tous shares sea turtle preservation tales

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Turtle Lady legacy will live on. Last week, Mary Ann Tous, niece of Ila Loetscher — “The Turtle Lady” — discussed the impact Loetscher made on area biological activists as part of the Treasures of the Gulf Museum’s “Telling Our Stories” series. Tous spearheads the Turtle To read the rest …

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MIRACLE OF ‘NATURE’: PBS to feature famed local sea turtle

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Community members and visitors to South Padre Island may already be familiar with the miraculous story of Allison, the longtime Sea Turtle, Inc. resident, and how she’s enjoyed being the first sea turtle in the world to receive a successful prosthetic flipper. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe …

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THE FUTURE IS NOW: Groundbreaking held for Sea Turtle, Inc. expansion

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Sea Turtle, Inc. officials broke ground Saturday on the facility’s $4.5 million, multi-phase expansion project. Of that total price tag, $3.5 million will go toward new or improved infrastructure and $1 million will pay for land acquisition. Project plans call for construction of a nature walk, amphitheater, educational center, …

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