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May, 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on May 31, 2016

May, 2016 eNewsletter

Click here to read this month's edition. This month's newsletter features a fantastic nesting story about a mama who is missing a rear flipper and the difficulties she has in nesting.

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Help Sea Turtles With Safe Fishing Practices

Posted on May 19, 2016

Help Sea Turtles With Safe Fishing Practices

A leading cause of death or injury to sea turtles is discarded fishing line and fishing hooks. Here are a few ways to help sea turtles when fishing. • PREVENT the EVENT. DO NOT cast your line where sea turtles are seen surfacing to breathe. • If you hook or entangle a turtle on your line: GENTLY bring turtle close to you, use dip net or firmly hold front flippers and shell to safely lift out of water. Lift from the shell, not the flippers. • DO cut line close to hook and remove line that has become entangled around turtle. AVOID turtle’s...

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April, 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on Apr 29, 2016

April, 2016 eNewsletter

Click here to read this edition. Features include nesting updates, a true super hero rescue story, and a profile of intern Jyl Schacher!

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1947 clip of an "arribada." What healthy sea turtle populations should look like!

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

1947 clip of an "arribada." What healthy sea turtle populations should look like!

** All Sea Turtle Fans Need To See This Film** !!! This is what started it all!! This film was made on 16mm color on June 18, 1947 when Andres Herrera landed his Cessna on the northern beaches of Mexico to film the great "arribada" of Kemp's ridley sea turtles. Researchers estimate that 40,000 turtles nested that day. Sea Turtle, Inc. has perhaps the only surviving copy of the 16 mm film, and we sent it off to LA in 2004 to a film restoration company to be digitalized and color enhanced. The film sat in Sr. Herrera's desk until the early 60's...

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March, 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on Apr 1, 2016

March, 2016 eNewsletter

Click here to read this edition! Features our 2016 interns and new educator, Khrystyne Jamerson. Also, see how three 4th graders are making a difference in the lives of sea turtles!

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RGV Recycling Guide

Posted on Mar 17, 2016

RGV Recycling Guide

No Time to Lose By Ruma Chatterji (This story was originally posted in September 2014.) It does not matter wherever you are or whatever you are doing… You could be strolling along a beach on a hot day in southern Texas or be sitting in your car in a busy city sipping on your favorite beverage… Despite the type of activity that you are engaged in, you can always make a difference for the environment. How, you may ask?   Let’s face it — the environment has suffered from human activities. The fact is, as humans, we are consuming a lot of goods....

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February 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on Mar 3, 2016

February 2016 eNewsletter

Click here to read this edition. Featured stories include a farewell tribute to Caitlin Bovery and a story on the research being done by Hilary Frandsen.

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January 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on Feb 2, 2016

January 2016 eNewsletter

Check out all the exciting news on the happenings with Sea Turtle, Inc.! Click here to read this edition.  ...

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December 2015 eNewsletter

Posted on Jan 21, 2016

December 2015 eNewsletter

Check out all the exciting news on the happenings with Sea Turtle, Inc.! Click here to read this edition.

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Experimental Surgery for Fibropapillomatosis

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

Experimental Surgery for Fibropapillomatosis

By Abbey Kunkle With the increasing incidence of Fibropapillomatosis in sea turtles along the Texas Gulf Coast, Gladys Porter Zoo's new Assistant Veterinarian Dr. Debra Carboni, D.V.M. recently performed experimental surgery on our newest patient, Quik the Atlantic green. He was picked up by the owners of Quik Stop, a local bait and tackle shop, when they noticed him entangled in fishing line near the South Padre Island Jetties. Once the tangled line was removed, we noticed some larger tumors under his flippers and identified the condition as...

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