Turtle News

E-Newsletter May 2014

Posted on May 15, 2014

E-Newsletter May 2014

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Caguama Pachanga

Posted on Apr 29, 2014

Caguama Pachanga

  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 17, when Feldman's Liquor Presents: Caguama Pachanga and Turtle Ball!! When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 6 to 10 p.m. Where: Casa Mariposa Event Venue & Guesthouse 114 W.Corral, South Padre Island, Texas 78597     Join us for a rum, wine, and beer tasting, plus live music and good food for a great cause! The celebration will be held at Casa Mariposa on South Padre Island. Dance to the sounds of Revv’d Up and Klassic Katz. Food provided by Toscafino Restaurant and Collections Catering....

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Allison has her very own webcam!

Posted on Apr 28, 2014

Allison has her very own webcam!

Now, see what Allison is up to, live! Thanks to South Padre Live Cams, we now have a dedicated webcam over Allison's tank....

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Oil and Water

Posted on Apr 28, 2014

Oil and Water

By Gladys Delgadillo, 2014 Intern It’s true what they say about oil and water; they make for a really poor couple! Unfortunately, the Gulf of Mexico saw oil and water mix again on March 22nd, when a collision resulted in 168,000 gallons of oil spilled into Galveston’s bay. Oil from the spill travelled south, becoming more concentrated as it moved. Oil washed ashore on North Padre Island, and remnants are thought to still be moving south. Unfortunately, the location of the affected area, from the shores of Galveston to Padre Island, TX, is...

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E-Newsletter April 2014

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

E-Newsletter April 2014

Our newsletter is back! Keep an eye out each month for a new installment. Click on the link below to view this month's edition. April 2014 Turtle...

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Facility Closing for Maintenance

Posted on Apr 7, 2014

Facility Closing for Maintenance

  The Independent Pool & Spa Association (IPPSA) is generously donating their time, service & expertise to Sea Turtle, Inc. by updating our filtration systems. This is a HUGE and much needed project to help our facility serve a growing number of sick & injured sea turtles. Due to the magnitude of this project, the facility will be closed to the public on the following days: Wednesday, April 9th Thursday, April 10th Friday, April 11th       We expect to be open for our regular schedule by Saturday, April 12th....

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Sea Turtle Nesting Patrol Training

Posted on Mar 18, 2014

SEA TURTLE NESTING PATROL TRAINING!  Federal training will be held on FRIDAY MARCH 21st at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Please e-mail Kat: kat.lillie@nullseaturtleinc.org to sign up! 9am-12pm: session for BOTH foot patrol and ATV patrol 1pm-3pm: additional session for ATV patrol only (ATV patrollers MUST attend both sessions, foot patrol only needs to come to the AM)...

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Mary Sue Arnspiger

Posted on Mar 9, 2014

Sea Turtle, Inc. is sad to hear of the death of a long-time friend and volunteer, Mary Sue "Sue" Arnspiger. Sue started volunteering with our founder, Ila Loetscher, in the early days of Sea Turtle, Inc. . She helped with various projects in Ila's house, sea turtle rehabilitation, & served as Treasurer on the board. She had a love for the ocean and also was an active member in the Island Shell Club and loved beach combing on South Padre Island. We appreciate the love & support Sue gave to the sea turtles in her life. Our thoughts and...

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Here We Come a'Turtlin!!!!

Posted on Dec 7, 2013

Here We Come a'Turtlin!!!!

Get in the Holiday Spirit!!! Sea Turtle, Inc. has two fun events coming up in December!       "Deck the Turtles" is our holiday decorating party!  We are in need of volunteers on Monday, December 9th from 9am to 4pm to help hang Christmas lights and decorate the facility. There will be hot chocolate, sweets and rockin Christmas music!! If you cannot come out to decorate, consider donating new or gently used Christmas lights and decorations. Remember they need to be water and wind proof.            ...

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Last Green Turtle Release-2013

Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Last Green Turtle Release-2013

Saturday, November 2nd 2013 We will be going out on our last Atlantic green sea turtle release on Saturday, November 2nd. This release will be a sunset cruise around the Laguna Madre Bay from 5-7pm aboard the Double Sunshine with American Diving. This release is open to the public.     Tickets are $10 per person and reservations for the cruise can be made through American Diving at 761.4243. Please DO NOT contact Sea Turtle, Inc. for reservations, we do not sell tickets for the cruise. The sea turtles being released are: Lady Bug,...

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