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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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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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