Turtle News

Personalized Ceramic Guardrail Turtles

Posted on Jul 27, 2014

Personalized Ceramic Guardrail Turtles

There are only 100 turtles that can go on the guardrail wall at our newly constructed Turtle Drive! Turtle Drive is the new road on the north side of our existing building. The road will eventually lead to our new Education Center, Gift Shop, Amphitheater, and tanks.  For a one-time $400 sponsorship, your ceramic turtle will adorn Turtle Drive for all visitors to see! When you purchase a Personalized Ceramic Guardrail Turtle, you get to get crafty and design your turtle however you want.  To finish, you will go into ArtSpace to glaze your...

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1947 clip of an "arribada." What healthy sea turtle populations should look like!

Posted on Jul 27, 2014

1947 clip of an "arribada." What healthy sea turtle populations should look like!

** All Sea Turtle Fans Need To See This Film** !!! This is what started it all!! This film was made on 16mm color on June 18, 1947 when Andres Herrera landed his Cessna on the northern beaches of Mexico to film the great "arribada" of Kemp's ridley sea turtles. Researchers estimate that 40,000 turtles nested that day. Sea Turtle, Inc. has perhaps the only surviving copy of the 16 mm film, and we sent it off to LA in 2004 to a film restoration company to be digitalized and color enhanced. The film sat in Sr. Herrera's desk until the early 60's...

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Help Sea Turtles With Safe Fishing Practices

Posted on Jul 19, 2014

Help Sea Turtles With Safe Fishing Practices

A leading cause of death or injury to sea turtles is discarded fishing line and fishing hooks. Here are a few ways to help sea turtles when fishing. • PREVENT the EVENT. DO NOT cast your line where sea turtles are seen surfacing to breathe. • If you hook or entangle a turtle on your line: GENTLY bring turtle close to you, use dip net or firmly hold front flippers and shell to safely lift out of water. Lift from the shell, not the flippers. • DO cut line close to hook and remove line that has become entangled around turtle. AVOID turtle’s...

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July 2014 E-Newsletter

Posted on Jul 18, 2014

July 2014 E-Newsletter

    Check out this month's edition! Discover all the happenings around Sea Turtle, Inc. Enjoy!! July 2014 Turtle...

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"Flipping of the Switch" with Green Mountain Energy

Posted on Jul 18, 2014

"Flipping of the Switch" with Green Mountain Energy

“Flip the switch” solar light unveiling  By Teresa Shumaker Friday evening, July 11, we had a special function for Green Mountain Energy and their customers! We "flipped the switch" on the solar amber lights that now line our new Turtle Drive! We are the first on the island to have solar street lamps and use amber – turtle-friendly – lights and we couldn't have done it without Green Mountain and their Sun Club customers! The lights were installed thanks to a $30,000 Green Mountain Energy Sun Club grant, a program that donates solar energy to...

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How to attend a hatchling release

Posted on Jul 2, 2014

How to attend a hatchling release

Hatchling info! We have been receiving tons of questions about the hatchlings and releases. Here is some information about public hatchling releases: The nests are in a protected corral, and our staff is monitoring their progress as they hatch. At the moment we have one nest that is in the process of emerging out of their shells and one that is in the process of "pipping" which means they are just starting to poke through the egg shell. Hatching is a slower process than one might think, and it can take several days before they are ready to...

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Caguama Pachanga and Turtle Ball a success!

Posted on Jul 2, 2014

Caguama Pachanga and Turtle Ball a success!

    By Teresa Shumaker, Sea Turtle Inc. A few months ago Lionel Hurtado, with Feldman's Spirits and Fine Wines, approached Sea Turtle, Inc. with the idea for a big gala in STI’s honor, with the proceeds going to our nonprofit. As time marched on, and we heard more about the event as it came together, the more excited we became. We couldn’t wait to see the event with our own eyes. There were caterers providing food, beverage vendors providing drinks, items being donated for the silent action – a masterfully arranged party. After all was...

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The New Allison Stuffie!

Posted on Jun 27, 2014

The New Allison Stuffie!

Great News! Our famous gal, Allison, the one flippered Atlantic Green sea turtle now has her very own stuffed animal!!! She has been completely customized. Her three missing flippers are detachable, as well as her prosthesis. She even has our STI logo sewn onto her belly!!! We are all very excited about this, and now EVERYONE can have their very own Allison at home with them!Click here to go to the Gift Shop. She costs $21.95, plus tax. Grab your very own Allison today!!                    ...

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E-Newsletter June 2014

Posted on Jun 15, 2014

E-Newsletter June 2014

Click on June 2014 to view this month's e-Newsletter.   There was a miscalculation on the estimated hatchling dates print in the newsletter. Here are the correct estimations: Nest 1 — June 29 to July 5 Nest 2&3 — July 1 to 7 Nest 4 to 7 — July 4 to 8 Nest 8 — July 9 to 13 Nest 9 — July 13 to 18 Nests 10 thru 14 — July 22 to 27 Nest 15 & 16 — July 23 to 28 Nest 17 & 18 — July 24 to 28 Nest 19 — July 25 to...

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A Huge Thanks to IPPSA!

Posted on May 30, 2014

A Huge Thanks to IPPSA!

In mid-April Jim Jacobsmeyer, Regional Director of Independent Pool & Spa Service Association of Texas a team of 14 very talented IPSSA experts donated over 336 cumulative hours to upgrade Sea Turtle, Inc.'s filtration system. They overhauled the plumbing and installed solar powered heaters, reducing energy use. At STI more than a dozen fiberglass tanks, ranging from 150 to 25,000 gallons, are operated by standard-issue pool pumps and sand filters. Time and corrosive sea water has taken its toll on the equipment. How it began: It all...

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