sea turtles

Catch a Rare Chance to Watch the Release of Sea Turtle Hatchlings at Padre Island Next Week

July 30, 2021 | By Melissa Gaskill

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.

Stunned by the Cold: Sea Turtles Are in Peril During the Frigid Winter Storm

February 18, 2021 | By Melissa Gaskill

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.

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.

Explore South Padre Island with a Drive up State Park Road 100

May 23, 2018 | By W. F. Strong.

I get my first clear view of South Padre Island from the summit of the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway. At 85 feet above Laguna Madre, the bridge reveals the island stretching majestically on a north-south line, like a thin ribbon of sand floating in a cobalt sea.

Out to Sea

July 1, 2015 | By

I’m a NatGeo junkie, and I love seeing the magic of nature – pecking order in the primate world, hunting strategies in the wild, the courting calls and dances.

Texas to-do’s

December 29, 2012 | By Helen Bryant

Sometimes you can spy a whooper or two in the marsh through a free telescope on the refuge’s observation tower.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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