Texas Nest Update 6/8/2014

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With permission from Dr. Donna Shaver Update: Yesterday, 2 additional Kemp’s ridley nests were documented on the Texas coast, on South Padre Island. So far today, 1 Kemp’s ridley nest was found in Texas, also on South Padre Island. KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE So far this year, 76 nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state): 1 Bolivar Peninsula 0 Galveston Island 0 Brazoria County, N. of Surfside 0 Surfside Beach 0 Quintana Beach 0 Bryan Beach 0 Brazoria County, N. of Sargent Beach 0 Sargent Beach 0 Matagorda Peninsula 2 Matagorda Island 0 San Jose Island 2 Mustang Island 52 North Padre Island, including 48 at Padre Island National Seashore 18 South Padre Island 1 Boca Chica Beach Data presented here are preliminary. Do not cite or quote without permission. Contact Donna Shaver for further information. Updates regarding nesting are also posted at the Padre Island National Seashore website: www.nps.gov/pais -- Donna J. Shaver, Ph.D. Chief, Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery, National Park Service, Padre Island National Seashore Texas Coordinator, Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Telephone (361)949-8173, ext. 226; fax: (361)949-9134; pager (361)851-4255 E-mail: donna_shaver@nps.gov http://www.nps.gov/pais/ Facebook: Padre Island NS Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Address for mail: Padre Island National Seashore P.O. Box 181300 Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300 Address for express mail services: Padre Island National Seashore 20301 Park Road 22 Corpus Christi, TX 78418


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