Turtle Nests Update 5/11/2015

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via Dr. Donna Shaver Yesterday, 5 Kemp’s ridley nests were found on the Texas coast, including 1 on Galveston Island, 1 on Surfside Beach, 1 at Padre Island National Seashore, and 2 on South Padre Island. KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE So far this year, 51 nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state): 2 Bolivar Peninsula 1 Galveston Island 0 Brazoria County, N. of Surfside 1 Surfside Beach 0 Quintana Beach 1 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 32 North Padre Island, including 31 at Padre Island National Seashore 14 South Padre Island 0 Boca Chica Beach


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