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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A Look Back at 2014

We began 2014 with a huge sea turtle release. About 1,000 people attended to cheer on the rehabilitated sea turtles as they returned to the wild. Sea Turtle, Inc. Archive photo. 2014 was a big year for us, we added two new staff positions — an educator...

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STI Partners with UTB and SpaceX

A volunteer patrols the beach on South Padre Island. The new grad-student intern will be responsible for patrolling the beaches on Boca Chica beach. Teresa Shumaker photo.   We are excited to announce a new grad student intern position with Sea Turtle,...

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What Everyone’s Not Saying About Sargassum

By Gladys Delgadillo You’ve seen it on our beaches: the heaping strips of seaweed. What you’re looking at is Sargassum fluitans and natans, which is brown algae — and it stinks. Thick sargassum makes it difficult for nesting mama sea turtles to make it...

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Join Us for a Beach Cleanup!

Join us and the Respeta Group for a beach cleanup on the north end of the island. The weather should be nicer than it has been and the sun might even make an appearance! Let's all work together to keep our beaches free of...

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Recognition Corner: David Wilson

By Mary Laddis David Wilson is a super volunteer! He began as a volunteer with Sea Turtle, Inc. over 15 years ago. If it needs to be done, David's there. Water quality testing? Retrieving a cold-stunned or injured sea turtle? Vacuuming tanks? Rescuing...

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On the road to success, but still miles to go!

We are getting excited as this project approaches. Soon we expect to break ground on the next phase of our $4 million expansion — the new educational center and parking lot. Currently, our Executive Director is in the process of finalizing the...

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