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Cold-stun around the nation

Posted on Dec 20, 2014

Cold-stun around the nation

In mid-November, South Padre Island had a cold front come through for about a week that affected many sea turtles in the Laguna Madre. The water temperature dropped rapidly, causing many to cold-stun — a form of hypothermia. About 70 sea turtles were brought to the facility over the course of three to four days for care. Seventy cold-stunned sea turtles is not unusual during a cold front, although it was a little early in the winter season for such an extreme drop in temperatures. Since then, we have had very mild weather, allowing us to...

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Another Successful Tips for Turtles

Posted on Dec 17, 2014

Another Successful Tips for Turtles

We would like to give a big THANK YOU to Nancy Cook, Jerry Crow, Bill Betz, and PadreRitaGrill for the third Tips for Turtles! Started by Nancy Cook in 2012, this event raises money for us at Sea Turtle, Inc. to help defray some of the costs to help cold-stunned (hypothermic) sea turtles in the winter. In total, $2,400 was raised for STI! That is a big...

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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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The Second Kemp’s Ridley Symposium

Posted on Dec 7, 2014

The Second Kemp’s Ridley Symposium

By Teresa Shumaker On November 18 and 19, Brownsville was the host to the second Kemp’s Ridley Symposium. The first one was held almost 30 years prior. The symposium was held again to gather leading researchers and scientists studying the Kemp’s ridley to address the issue of the species nesting decline since 2010. STI involvement Sea Turtle, Inc. was a financial sponsor, and our staff attended the event.  One of our interns from this summer, Hilary Frandsen, was invited to present her research regarding the ability (or inability) of...

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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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IPSSA Texas returns, with Aquacal!

Posted on Nov 23, 2014

IPSSA Texas returns, with Aquacal!

Members from the Texas chapter of the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association — along with Heidi Amos from Pentair, and Stan Crisp with AquaCal — spent the first week of November continuing the upgrades to our tank filtration system. They changed our tank heating system from many individual heaters to one large, central system. The heat pump was donated by AquaCal and members from IPSSA Texas volunteered their time to install the new system. We are really excited as this new system has the potential to save us over $1000 in...

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November 2014 Newsletter

Posted on Nov 22, 2014

November 2014 Newsletter

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

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