Turtle Nesting Update 4/26/2015

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via Dr. Donna Shaver Yesterday, 1 Kemp’s ridley nest was found on the Texas coast, at Padre Island National Seashore. KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE So far this year, 2 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 0 San Jose Island 0 Mustang Island 1 North Padre Island, including 1 at Padre Island National Seashore 1 South Padre Island 0 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 Do not cite or quote without permission.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


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