Our Mission

At Sea Turtle Inc., our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles, educate the public, and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtle species.

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Sea turtle release in February!

by Megan Chilcutt The weather and water temperature finally warmed up enough to release 19 sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico on February 15th. The turtles were a combination of rehabilitated turtles from various injuries and cold stunned turtles...

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Respeta Tu Playa and Sea Turtle, Inc. host encore beach cleanup in preparation and celebration of upcoming nesting season!

  Dear Friend of the Beach, Thank you for your support in helping Sea Turtle, Inc. and Respeta Tu Playa Group in their efforts to clean several miles of the county beach on January 17, 2015. The "end of the road" clean up resulted in 6 truck loads...

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We dream of darker skies

Construction workers move the last of the solar lights into place on a foggy June day, 2014. Teresa Shumaker photos. By Teresa Shumaker Last July we unveiled our new solar amber lights on Turtle Drive, purchased with a $30,000 grant from Green Mountain...

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Snug and Safe inside the Sea Turtle, Inc. Corral

By Ruma Chatterji Sharks and killer whales are predators sea turtles certainly worry about. But, for the early part of a sea turtle’s life, that is of least concern. Getting to the ocean, unharmed — or uneaten is an intimidating challenge. All eight...

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Rising Jellyfish Populations: Can Leatherback Sea Turtles Come to the Rescue?

By Keeley Zimmerman Have you noticed more jellyfish washing up on the beaches of South Padre Island in the last few years? Maybe you aren’t concerned yet, but worldwide jellyfish blooms are being observed more frequently. Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin, director...

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Kemp's Ridley Migration: a Long and Dangerous Journey

By Theresa Madrigal On July 4th Sea Turtle, Inc. had its first public hatchling release of the 2014 nesting season. Those of you watching on the beach or on our new hatchling webcam witnessed 110 Kemp’s ridley hatchlings start the first part of their...

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