Turtle News

2016 Photo Contest

Posted on Aug 23, 2016

2016 Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! We are hosting a photo contest for our 2016 Calendar. Do you have some fabulous pictures of sea turtles from our releases - hatchling, boat, beach, any release from South Padre Island???? Well, we need YOUR pictures! Let's Start with the Rules: 1. Any picture of a sea turtle submitted MUST have been taken on South Padre Island at a Sea Turtle, Inc. sponsored release. 2. The focus of the photo must be a sea turtle hatchling(s) or a rehabilitated released sea turtle(s). 3. You may only submit 3 photos per person. 4....

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In Memory of Les Hodgson, Board of Director Member and Local Hero

Posted on Aug 9, 2016

In Memory of Les Hodgson, Board of Director Member and Local Hero

Sea Turtle, Inc. family mourns the loss of Board member, Les Hodgson. Les was a past president of the Texas Shrimp Association, and he served as the United States representative on the Consultative Committee of the Inter-American Conference on Sea Turtle Restoration. He was a member of the Kemp’s ridley recovery team and a 2014 recipient of the Harte Hero Award, awarded by Texas A&M Harte Institute. Les was a staunch advocate for the ridley sea turtle, pushing the fishing industry to become proactive in conservation. In times when funding...

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July, 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on Jul 29, 2016

July, 2016 eNewsletter

Click here to read this edition featuring articles on producing a public release, an investigation into why three sea turtles have recently stranded entangled in seismic gear, and great news about our FP patients!  Volunteer recognition too!!!

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June 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on Jun 30, 2016

June 2016 eNewsletter

Click here to read this edition featuring hatchling release  data and visitor comments, projects from two of our interns, and upcoming events!!!

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Hope for Our Oceans

Posted on Jun 8, 2016

Hope for Our Oceans

By Megan Chilcutt and Teresa Shumaker  Today is World Oceans Day! We can all agree that we love our ocean, but what can be done to help them recover? Here is an update on one man's mission to clean up the great Pacific garbage Trash is a huge threat to sea turtles and sadly, our oceans are filled with it. Plastic bags and other debris look similar to food, which means they often make the mistake and eat the trash. Sea turtles have fleshy spines lining their throat, which means once they swallow something, they cannot regurgitate it. So if...

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May, 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on May 31, 2016

May, 2016 eNewsletter

Click here to read this month's edition. This month's newsletter features a fantastic nesting story about a mama who is missing a rear flipper and the difficulties she has in nesting.

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Help Sea Turtles With Safe Fishing Practices

Posted on May 19, 2016

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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April, 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on Apr 29, 2016

April, 2016 eNewsletter

Click here to read this edition. Features include nesting updates, a true super hero rescue story, and a profile of intern Jyl Schacher!

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

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

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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March, 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on Apr 1, 2016

March, 2016 eNewsletter

Click here to read this edition! Features our 2016 interns and new educator, Khrystyne Jamerson. Also, see how three 4th graders are making a difference in the lives of sea turtles!

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