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The Edge of the World in Texas

December 10, 2021 | By Katie Gutierrez

The sun rises on a cloudless day in mid-October. On North Padre Island, a barrier island near Corpus Christi, my husband, Adrian, and I pack our striped beach bag with bright plastic buckets and trowels, fruit pouches and bottles of water.

COVID-19 Makes it Harder to Track Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles on Padre Island

May 18, 2020 | By Amanda Ogle

Every day, from April through mid-July, the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at the Padre Island National Seashore combs 80 miles of Padre Island’s beaches in search of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles–the most critically endangered sea turtle in the world­–coming ashore. It’s nesting season, but things are a bit unusual this year due to COVID-19.

Endangered Turtle Hatchlings Draw Crowds Along the Texas coast

June 12, 2019 | By Anna-Kay Reeves

PINS has a list of nest locations and projected hatch-dates— the next predicted hatch date for 2019 is June 12-16, with dates continuing through mid-July. However, hatchlings are unpredictable and emerge when they’re ready, according to the park.

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