Texas Turtle Nest Update 4/24/2020

By Tyler Thorsen

On 23 April, 1 Kemp's ridley nest was located on the Texas coast, on San Jose Island. 


Total numbers of nests found in Texas this year, by species and area, have been updated below.



So far this year, 28 nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

0 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 

0 Matagorda Island

1 San Jose Island

1 Mustang Island

18 North Padre Island, including 16 at Padre Island National Seashore

7 South Padre Island

1 Boca Chica Beach 


Data presented here are preliminary. Do not cite or quote without permission. Contact Donna Shaver (donna_shaver@nps.gov) for further information or if you wish to be removed from this email distribution listUpdates regarding nesting will be 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

E-mail: donna_shaver@nps.gov

Website: http://www.nps.gov/pais/


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