Turtle Nests Update 5/22/2015

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Via Dr. Donna Shaver Today, two Kemp’s ridley nests were found in Texas, including one on Bryan Beach and one on the Matagorda Peninsula. KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE So far this year, 75 nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state): 3 Bolivar Peninsula 1 Galveston Island 0 Brazoria County, N. of Surfside 1 Surfside Beach 0 Quintana Beach 2 Bryan Beach 0 Brazoria County, N. of Sargent Beach 0 Sargent Beach 1 Matagorda Peninsula 0 Matagorda Island 0 San Jose Island 0 Mustang Island 48 North Padre Island, including 47 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 Do not cite or quote without permission.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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