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The Sea Turtle Inc. 2014 Annual Celebration

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

The Sea Turtle Inc. 2014 Annual Celebration

The Sea Turtle Inc. 2014 Annual Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Garden Hilton Inn Ballroom on 7010 Padre Boulevard,  South Padre Island. Already, we are anticipating another wonderful evening filled with great food, amazing silent and live auction items, as well as celebrating a successful 2014 nesting and hatchling season. Tickets are $40 per person. The venue and all auction items have been donated to ensure 100 percent of the proceed s goes to the sea turtles at Sea Turtle, Inc. To purchase your...

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August 2014 E-Newsletter

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

August 2014 E-Newsletter

Check out this month's Newsletter! Discover all the happenings around Sea Turtle, Inc. Enjoy!! Click here to see August's 2014...

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Help Us Grow! Razoo Online Fundraiser

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

Help Us Grow! Razoo Online Fundraiser

Help Us Grow! Razoo Online Fundraiser Educational Facility   We need your help! As you can see in the video, our ICU is full! Sea Turtle, Inc. has responded to and begun treatment for three sea turtles in critical condition this week alone!  We have truly outgrown our current space, are crowded and overflowing at every turn. We rescue and rehabilitate all sick and injured sea turtles in the Rio Grande Valley, which can be difficult with limited space and resources. Part of our mission at Sea Turtle, Inc. is to educate our visitors and...

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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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