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Texas Turtle Nest Update 4/21/2017

By Aaron Baxter

Via Dr. Donna Shaver

Today, 25 Kemp’s ridley nests were located on the Texas coast, including 17 at Padre Island National Seashore and 8 on South Padre Island.

 

KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE
So far this year, 36 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

1 Mustang Island

0 North Padre Island north of Padre Island National Seashore

24 Padre Island National Seashore

10 South Padre Island

1 Boca Chica Beach 

 

LOGGERHEAD TURTLE
So far this year, 0 nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

 

GREEN SEA TURTLE
So far this year, 0 nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

 

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 Do not cite or quote without permission.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:  https://www.nps.gov/pais/learn/nature/2017-nesting-season.htm

 

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Captain Billy Sandifer and Dr. David McKee on Coastal Advocacy Adventures Podcast

By Aaron Baxter

Friends of Padre President Emeritus, Billy Sandifer and Vice President, Dr. David McKee share their thoughts on conservation, how things used to be and where we are now.

 

https://soundcloud.com/user-978708922/episode-11-mckee-and-sandifer-salt-of-the-earth

 

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