Texas Turtle Nest Update 5/15/2018

By Tyler Thorsen

Courtesy of Dr. Donna Shaver

Yesterday, 1 Kemp’s ridley nest was found on the Texas coast at Padre Island National Seashore. 

So far this year, 97 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 

2 Surfside Beach 

0 Quintana Beach 

1 Bryan Beach 

0 Brazoria County, N. of Sargent Beach 

0 Sargent Beach 

1 Matagorda Peninsula 

0 Matagorda Island

3 San Jose Island

5 Mustang Island

53 North Padre Island, including 51 at Padre Island National Seashore

30 South Padre Island

2 Boca Chica Beach 


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