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The last chances of the year to watch sea turtle hatchling releases at Padre Island National Seashore are coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, Aug.
The Arctic air mass battering Texas this week has even reached the Gulf of Mexico, where typically temperate beaches have experienced snow, freezing rain, and persistent sub-freezing temperatures.
Small quantities of a seaweed called sargassum wash ashore all year long. But every few years, beginning in April, the sargassum arrives en masse—a deluge of amber-colored stems, leaves, and tiny gas bladders that help the plants stay afloat (and pop when squeezed). This relatively unpredictable event seems to occur after huge blooms of sargassum in the Atlantic Ocean, some 2,000 or more miles away. While piles of sargassum might hinder swimming and sunbathing, they also provide opportunities for families and other beachcombers to find seahorses, strange shrimp, and other tiny creatures that hopped a ride to Texas.
Padre Island National Seashore
“Aromatic, salty air blew in off the water. Pelican formations cruised the shoreline.
In the span of roughly one year, documentary filmmaker Lynn Boswell has hiked the Guadalupe Mountains carrying a camera tripod, rung the historic church bell at Mission Concepción, shed a tear at the moving spectacle of sea-turtle hatchlings scurrying into the surf at Padre Island, explored Big Thicket mushrooms, and boated Lake Amistad in search of prehistoric pictographs.