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Our Underwater Camera is Back!!

Posted on May 7, 2015

Our Underwater Camera is Back!!

Our members-only underwater camera has been repaired!! Thank you for being patient while these important repairs were being made. The great folks at South Padre Live Cams have fixed it and it is running as good as new! Please click here to see the underwater camera, and remember you need to be logged in as a member to see it! Not a member? Check out our member levels to see if one would be great for you. In addition to getting access to our underwater camera, you get 10% off in gift shop purchases and special email and text notifications of...

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Turtle Days Tea

Posted on May 7, 2015

Turtle Days Tea

Turtle Days are here! Come and enjoy tasty treats while you visit with sea turtle friends and meet the new interns. Turtle Days Tea at Paragraphs on Padre Monday, May 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Mother's Day is coming!

Posted on May 5, 2015

Mother's Day is coming!

Mother's Day is coming! Are you shopping for your Mother's Day gift online at Amazon? If so, shop Amazon Smile and have your purchases raise money for us, too! Amazon Smile donates a portion of your purchases (at no cost to you) to a charity of your choice. The mama Kemp's ridleys thank you!

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April 2015 Newsletter

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

April 2015 Newsletter

Our April Newsletter is out! Nesting season has begun! Click here to read all the exciting sea turtle news!!

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More Good News From Nest #1!

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

More Good News From Nest #1!

Friday’s Kemp’s ridley nest keeps bringing us good news. Not only was it the first nest in Texas for this season, and the mama had a tag, we just learned that this sea turtle is Hang Ten’s mama!!! Above is Hang Ten, one of our resident sea turtles. Kat Lillie photo. Below is his mom, a tagged Kemp's ridley sea turtle that has nested on South Padre Island for the last 6 years. Joey Bauer photo. Hang Ten is one of our resident sea turtles. He washed back ashore in 2009 as a hatchling. He had a specific birth defect, a malformed front flipper...

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The first Texas Kemp's ridley nest of the year on SPI

Posted on Apr 25, 2015

The first Texas Kemp's ridley nest of the year on SPI

By Teresa Shumaker/Sea Turtle, Inc. The first Kemp's ridley nest of the Texas season was discovered Friday, April 24, around 9:45 a.m. One hundred eggs were laid, and to make it even more exciting, the sea turtle mama had an I.D. tag. Thanks to the tag, we now know that she has nested on SPI before, in 2009 and again in 2011. Kemp's ridley sea turtles usually nest every other year, which means that this sea turtle has been a healthy, consistent breeder for at least three cycles. More breeding sea turtles like her are needed to bring the...

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Rehabilitated sea turtle boat release on the bay!

Posted on Apr 3, 2015

Rehabilitated sea turtle boat release on the bay!

Our first boat release of the year! Please come join us on the bay to send well wishes to our seven rehabilitated green sea turtles who will be returning back into the...

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YappoPalooza is coming!

Posted on Apr 2, 2015

YappoPalooza is coming!

Sea Turtle, Inc. is hosting the 5th Annual Yappopalooza Festival and Benefit on June 19 and 20; the first time it is on South Padre Island. This two-day event is a fundraiser for sea turtle conservation. Friday night will have bands, bbq, drinks, comedian Ray Orta, live music, and games for adults, then Saturday will be a family festival with music, live animals from the Gladys Porter Zoo, games, crafts and more. YappoPalooza isn’t just about raising money for sea turtle conservation; it is a vehicle to share Jeffrey Boruff’s story and...

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Virtual Field Trips are in Session!

Posted on Apr 1, 2015

Virtual Field Trips are in Session!

We successfully launched our first official virtual field trip this month and we are so excited! Now, with the help of technology, we are bringing our educational programs to classrooms across the country and all over the world. Sea Turtle, Inc has always been passionate about the education of future generations of conservation leaders here at our facility, so this new project allows us to broaden our educational reach.  Students are able engage with our education staff while they learn about sea turtles, take an interactive tour of our...

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March 2015 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 31, 2015

March 2015 Newsletter

Our March Newsletter is out! Just in the nick of time! Whew! We have had a VERY busy month preparing for nesting season. Click here to read all the exciting sea turtle news!!

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