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January 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on Feb 2, 2016

January 2016 eNewsletter

Check out all the exciting news on the happenings with Sea Turtle, Inc.! Click here to read this edition.  ...

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December 2015 eNewsletter

Posted on Jan 21, 2016

December 2015 eNewsletter

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Experimental Surgery for Fibropapillomatosis

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

Experimental Surgery for Fibropapillomatosis

By Abbey Kunkle With the increasing incidence of Fibropapillomatosis in sea turtles along the Texas Gulf Coast, Gladys Porter Zoo's new Assistant Veterinarian Dr. Debra Carboni, D.V.M. recently performed experimental surgery on our newest patient, Quik the Atlantic green. He was picked up by the owners of Quik Stop, a local bait and tackle shop, when they noticed him entangled in fishing line near the South Padre Island Jetties. Once the tangled line was removed, we noticed some larger tumors under his flippers and identified the condition as...

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Effect of Red Tide on Sea Turtles

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

Effect of Red Tide on Sea Turtles

For the majority of the month of October, red tide plagued the coastline along South Padre Island. Although the deceased fish and shrimp count was been high over the past month, thankfully, due to its limited range and low concentrations, we saw no turtle strandings directly related to the harmful algae bloom. The effects of red tide are widespread, affecting people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds. These harmful algae blooms run like a ribbon along the coastline, occurring when colonies of algae grow out of control, producing...

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October 2015 Newsletter

Posted on Nov 7, 2015

October 2015 Newsletter

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

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The Economic Impact of Sea Turtle Inc.

Posted on Oct 5, 2015

The Economic Impact of Sea Turtle Inc.

Over 1,000 people attended a rehabilitated sea turtle release February 15, 2015. STI's sea turtle releases usually have large attendance of hundreds, but this giant crowd was a surprise to everyone, even backing up the causeway and requiring police escort to get staff and the turtles to the beach. Photo courtesy of Tommy Seanz. By Teresa Shumaker An economic study performed this summer by two STI interns, Samantha Grimes and Kara Koenig, revealed that Sea Turtle, Inc. has a substantial economic impact on its community. STI has always strived...

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September 2015 Newsletter

Posted on Sep 28, 2015

September 2015 Newsletter

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

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STI Letter of Concern to FERC regarding proposed LNG Facilities

Posted on Sep 8, 2015

STI Letter of Concern to FERC regarding proposed LNG Facilities

Here is our Formal Letter of Concern that was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities near the Port of Brownsville. STI Letter of Concern to FERC regarding proposed LNG Facilities...

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A Big Donation from the Dallas Zoo

Posted on Sep 2, 2015

A Big Donation from the Dallas Zoo

On Thursday, Aug. 13, the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium sent a a big donation to Sea Turtle, Inc. They filled a trailer with medical supplies, medicine, an ultrasound machine, pvc pipe and other items from our wishlist  We are so pleased that the Dallas Zoo gave us this donation, along with a $3,000 check to go towards the purchase of medicine. On Friday, Dr. Thomas DeMaar from the Gladys Porter Zoo visited us to perform medical treatments on several of our patients. While here, he tested the ultrasound machine and helped us learn the...

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August 2015 Newsletter

Posted on Sep 2, 2015

August 2015 Newsletter

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

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