Turtle Nests Update 5/19/2015

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Via Dr. Donna Shaver Today, 4 Kemp’s ridley nests were confirmed on the Texas coast, including 3 at Padre Island National Seashore and 1 on South Padre Island. KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE So far this year, 71 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 47 North Padre Island, including 46 at Padre Island National Seashore 19 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 Do not cite or quote without permission.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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