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Big news in our plans for expansion!

Posted on Sep 17, 2014

Big news in our plans for expansion!

On Sept. 4 Sea Turtle, Inc. was notified that it was awarded a grant by the Shelton Family Foundation for $30,000 to build an acrylic tank in our new Educational Center. The tank will be the centerpiece in the open entrance of the future facility. It will be a replication of the Flower Gardens Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico and there will be an educational display about coral reef ecosystems. It will also house our hawksbill patients, which live among the coral habitat. Later that day, an anonymous benefactor told us they will donate...

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2014 Annual Celebration a huge success!

Posted on Sep 17, 2014

2014 Annual Celebration a huge success!

By Megan Chilcutt and Teresa Shumaker The Sea Turtle, Inc. 2014 Annual Celebration, held on Sept. 6, was a huge success! The live auction started with a bang when STI's vet tech, Brian Thurow, offered to shave his head for pledges. Brian's hair was past his shoulders and he hadn't cut it in five years. It was a big offer and everyone responded with equally big pledges. His haircut alone raised over $13,000! In total, the event raised just under $40,000. Those funds will go to our Capital Campaign's next phase of development: the Educational...

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What is a Stranded Turtle?

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

What is a Stranded Turtle?

When sea turtles are sick or injured they stop swimming and are washed ashore by waves and tides. This is when people find them. After a stranded turtle arrives at STI, triage begins. Its condition is evaluated and they are treated by our Vet Tech and staff, or sent to Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville if needed. GPZ does major surgeries and x-rays. The four main reasons for stranding are: predation, entanglement, boat props, and plastic consumption. Other reasons are cold stuns (hypothermia), oil spills, and internal infections. If you find a...

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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 Newsletter

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

August 2014 Newsletter

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

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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 Guardian Turtles

Posted on Jul 27, 2014

Personalized Ceramic Guardian Turtles

For a one-time $400 sponsorship, your ceramic turtle and inscribed plaque will bring beauty and color to the rear wall of our amphitheater for all visitors to see! When you purchase a Personalized Ceramic Guardian Turtle, you get to design and paint your turtle however you want.  To finish, you will go into ArtSpace to glaze your turtle. A fun family idea might be for each member to design a flipper and together, customize the body. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination! This special offer is possible thanks to ArtSpace, who...

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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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Shop Now!

Posted on Jul 18, 2014

Shop Now!

  Welcome to our e-shop! Your purchase directly supports our work in sea turtle and ocean conservation. Orders are processed and shipped every Thursday CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW!...

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