Turtle News

Help Sea Turtle Conservation with a Stamp

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

Help Sea Turtle Conservation with a Stamp

Here is one more way you can help sea turtles. Add these stamps to your holiday shopping list. Funds raised from these stamps go, in part, to fund the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund. Click here to purchase your stamps. "Marine Turtle Conservation Fund: For more than 100 million years, the ancestors of marine turtles swam the oceans. Yet in less than a century, exploitation and habitat destruction have devastated their numbers. Conservation projects work toward the goal of restoring large numbers of these ancient, intriguing creatures to the...

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Giving Tuesday

Posted on Dec 2, 2014

Giving Tuesday

Have you heard of #GivingTuesday? It's a new tradition. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, where we all shop for great deals as holiday gifts, Giving Tuesday is about giving back — anyway you can. Giving Tuesday began in New York in 2012 and has since grown. We love the idea and would like to share the idea with you, too. Because, if it wasn't for giving and caring people like you, we wouldn't exist. If you feel inspired by this new tradition, please consider supporting Sea Turtle, Inc. through a donation at...

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Successful release!

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

Successful release!

On Monday, Nov. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 25 we released about 65 sea turtles that had come to our facility the previous week due to the cold front that rapidly dropped the water temperature in the Laguna Madre. When the weather warmed up, the turtles were ready to go! Here is a video of Tuesday's release. Enjoy!  

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Trim-a-Tree Contest

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Trim-a-Tree Contest

We are participating in Lacks "Trim-a-tree contest." Lacks in Port Isabel hosts an annual food drive for the local food bank. Charities and school organizations are invited to participate and the tree with the most canned goods under it at the end of December will win a prize. To vote for your favorite tree, bring a canned food item and place under the tree, it's that easy! Let's show them how awesome and giving sea turtle fans are! Help us fill up under our tree!...

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Sea Turtle Release on Monday and Tuesday!!!

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Sea Turtle Release on Monday and Tuesday!!!

We will also be broadcasting this release live on our mobile webcam. Go to http://www.seaturtleinc.org/hatchcam/ at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time to watch it...

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Do you shop on Amazon?

Posted on Nov 5, 2014

Do you shop on Amazon?

Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, we have set up an Amazon Smile account. Every time you purchase something on Amazon, they donate 0.5% of the price to a nonprofit of your choice. We operate solely on donations and gift shop revenue and our winter season has large demands as we care for sea turtles that wash ashore due to the cold. Every little donation helps! Click below to set up Sea Turtle, Inc. as your nonprofit! Sea Turtle,...

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Help Us Improve Our Website!

Posted on Nov 4, 2014

Help Us Improve Our Website!

We are in the process of improving our website, and we would love to know what you think about the current one. Please take the survey below to tell us what you think! Be part of the change and help us make our website even better!!!   Thank you!! Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire...

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Recognition Corner: Debi Cadena

Posted on Nov 1, 2014

Recognition Corner: Debi Cadena

By Megan Chilcutt She is all heart, and this was abundantly clear from the moment she walked into Sea Turtle, Inc. ready to volunteer. To us, Debi feels like an extension of our family, and she says she feels the same. Debi is versatile and more than willing to tackle any challenge we throw her way. She can price inventory like a champ, and more recently has found her niche by cataloging hard copy sea turtle data into a digital database, in order to update our records. There are months of data entry work, and Debi is flying through it! Box by...

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Why Different Places for Releases?

Posted on Oct 30, 2014

Why Different Places for Releases?

By Teresa Shumaker The short answer is: to give them the best chance to re-adapt themselves to the wild. On September 22, we released two juvenile green sea turtles in Laguna Madre during a dolphin watch tour with American Diving. Juvenile Atlantic greens are usually released in the Laguna Madre, their natural foraging ground. They eat the seagrass in the bay and algae on the rocks, and the shallow waters provide some safety from predators. The greens are also found on the ocean side of South Padre Island and are found in a wide variety of...

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Releasing Sea Turtles Makes Us Happy!

Posted on Oct 28, 2014

Releasing Sea Turtles Makes Us Happy!

By Teresa Shumaker If you have stopped by our facility in the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed that we have a lot of empty tanks. And although we know it can be a bit of a bummer for a visitor to only see a few turtles when they stop by, those empty tanks are a sign of pride for us. The reason over half of our facility’s tanks are vacant is because most of the sea turtles in our care have been rehabilitated and released back into the ocean. On September 22, we released two juvenile green sea turtles during a dolphin watch tour with...

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