Turtle News

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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"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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The New Allison Stuffie!

Posted on Jun 27, 2014

The New Allison Stuffie!

Great News! Our famous gal, Allison, the one flippered Atlantic Green sea turtle now has her very own stuffed animal!!! She has been completely customized. Her three missing flippers are detachable, as well as her prosthesis. She even has our STI logo sewn onto her belly!!! We are all very excited about this, and now EVERYONE can have their very own Allison at home with them!Click here to go to the Gift Shop. She costs $21.95, plus tax. Grab your very own Allison today!!                    ...

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E-Newsletter June 2014

Posted on Jun 15, 2014

E-Newsletter June 2014

Click on June 2014 to view this month's e-Newsletter.   There was a miscalculation on the estimated hatchling dates print in the newsletter. Here are the correct estimations: Nest 1 — June 29 to July 5 Nest 2&3 — July 1 to 7 Nest 4 to 7 — July 4 to 8 Nest 8 — July 9 to 13 Nest 9 — July 13 to 18 Nests 10 thru 14 — July 22 to 27 Nest 15 & 16 — July 23 to 28 Nest 17 & 18 — July 24 to 28 Nest 19 — July 25 to...

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A Huge Thanks to IPPSA!

Posted on May 30, 2014

A Huge Thanks to IPPSA!

In mid-April Jim Jacobsmeyer, Regional Director of Independent Pool & Spa Service Association of Texas a team of 14 very talented IPSSA experts donated over 336 cumulative hours to upgrade Sea Turtle, Inc.'s filtration system. They overhauled the plumbing and installed solar powered heaters, reducing energy use. At STI more than a dozen fiberglass tanks, ranging from 150 to 25,000 gallons, are operated by standard-issue pool pumps and sand filters. Time and corrosive sea water has taken its toll on the equipment. How it began: It all...

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Enzo

Posted on May 20, 2014

Enzo

Stranded April Enzo was found upside down in a large pile of Sargassum seaweed. He had no physical injuries. He is currently in ICU awaiting a blood test to determine if he is able to be released. Update: Enzo is eating well and has been cleared for release   Released 5/19/2014

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