Turtle News

Laser Treatment Helps Sea Turtles

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

Laser Treatment Helps Sea Turtles

By Teresa Shumaker The staff at Sea Turtle, Inc. has reduced the healing time by half for several injured sea turtles. How? With the use of medical low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also called cold therapy, which is a non-invasive medical treatment. LLLT encourages the cells to create a lot of energy, which in turn speeds up wound recovery, reduces tissue inflammation, and reduces pain. Studies are now showing that sea turtles respond well to LLLT treatments and their recovery time is dramatically reduced. We have four juvenile Atlantic greens...

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Guardrail Turtles are on Display!

Posted on Aug 6, 2015

Guardrail Turtles are on Display!

The uniquely designed Guardrail Turtle dedications are now adorning Turtle Drive! Turtle Drive is the new road on the north side of our existing building, which will eventually lead to our new Education Center, Gift Shop, Amphitheater, and tanks. For a one-time sponsorship, you too can create a ceramic turtle for all visitors to see! We only have space for 100 turtles, so the opportunity is limited. The funds from these sponsorships will go toward building our new facility — and construction should begin by the end of this year! This special...

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2016 Calendar Photo Contest

Posted on Aug 5, 2015

2016 Calendar Photo Contest

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is that time of year! Do you have adorable pictures of sea turtles hatchlings from South Padre? Do you want your pictures to be seen by turtle lovers around the world? Do you want a free copy of our 2016 calendar? Well, we need YOUR pictures!   Let's start with the rules: 1. Any picture of a sea turtle hatchling submitted MUST have been taken at Sea Turtle, Inc. or on South Padre Island. 2. The focus of the photo must be a sea turtle hatchling. 3. You may only submit 3 photos per person. 4. Photos must be sized...

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From Nest to Ocean: a Hatchling Story

Posted on Aug 1, 2015

From Nest to Ocean: a Hatchling Story

Story and photos by Teresa Shumaker Did you ever wonder how the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatchlings make their way from the bottom of their nest to the beach and ocean? It is quite an interesting process. When a female sea turtle lays her nest, she packs it tight in the sand so predators cannot raid it. (The packing process is lovingly called the “mama dance” by our staff because she rocks back and forth to pack in the sand. Click here to see a video of the dance.) About 45 to 55 days later, the sea turtle hatchlings begin to break out of...

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Recognition Corner : Students

Posted on Jul 29, 2015

Recognition Corner : Students

By Kat Lillie As we raise money for our new building, we are touched by the generous donations from sea turtle lovers all over the world, especially from students. It gives Sea Turtle, Inc. such hope to see children of all ages coming together to support sea turtles. The future of sea turtles depends on the effort everyone puts in to protect them. Children in school today will determine how the turtles do tomorrow. We have recently received many generous donations from schools all over the country. Everything from adoptions to seat plaques to...

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Allison's Bricks are back!

Posted on Jul 26, 2015

Allison's Bricks are back!

Due to popular demand, we have brought back Allison's Walkway Bricks that can be personalized! Help pave the future of our new building! Allison, our one-flippered sea turtle, will have her very own exercise tank where she can swim while wearing her prosthesis. The path to her tank will be paved with personalized bricks. Brick engravings can be three lines long with up to 18 characters per line. All proceeds go to our Capital Campaign fund to build our new facility. And now that we have a matching donor, when you purchase a brick double the...

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Brewery Donates to Help STI Grow!

Posted on Jul 25, 2015

Brewery Donates to Help STI Grow!

Every year, Padre Island Brewing Company donates a portion of their Kemp's Ridley Bock sales to Sea Turtle, Inc. This year, the donation is going toward our Capital Campaign fund to build the new facility! And thanks to an anonymous donor, that donation will go twice as far! We sure are appreciative of their support for Sea Turtle, Inc. and their tasty beer! Thank you very much, Padre Island Brewing Company, for supporting...

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July Newsletter

Posted on Jul 20, 2015

July Newsletter

Our July Newsletter is out! Click here to read all the exciting sea turtle news!!

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Happy Birthday HangTen!

Posted on Jul 20, 2015

Happy Birthday HangTen!

Our resident Kemp's ridley sea turtle, HangTen, celebrated his 6th birthday on Saturday, July 13. Visitors and staff got to have cake and HangTen got a special ice block filled with his favorite foods. Happy Birthday, HangTen!

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June Newsletter

Posted on Jul 1, 2015

June Newsletter

Our June Newsletter is out! Nesting season has begun! Click here to read all the exciting sea turtle news!!

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