Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest
Adopt A Sea Turtle Nest. You will receive an adoption packet after the sponsored nest has hatched, each packet will include: Nest Adoption Certificate, Data Sheet of The Nest, Information on Our Facility, Sea Turtle, Inc. Sticker, and a Surprise Gift!
Help support the Kemp's ridley sea turtle Nest Conservation Program!
Sea Turtle Nest Adoptions help fund the sea turtle patrols and nest conservation here on South Padre Island! Our organization manages the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nest conservation for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Each summer, we patrol a 32-mile stretch of the island and Boca Chica beach for nesting sea turtles and relocate the nests to a protective corral. The hatchlings are protected from high tide, predators and vehicle traffic while incubating in the corral. They are released into the ocean as soon as they hatch.
You will receive an adoption packet after the sponsored nest has hatched and each packet will include:
Nest Adoption Certificate
Data Sheet on the Nest
Information on our Facility
Sea Turtle, Inc. Sticker
All sponsor names will be listed on the charts found here.
NOTE: The first 45 nests have been adopted out! We will wait until later in the season to re-open nest adoptions. In the meantime, please consider adopting a resident, hatchling, or becoming a Member!