Nest conservation program
Conservation around the World
Sea Turtle, Inc. is a proud advocate of other sea turtle conservation programs around the world. This year, we have provided financial support to a sea turtle hospital in Glyfada, Greece and a sea turtle nesting project in the southern beaches of Sri Lanka.
We also created a partnership with the Universidad Michoacána de San Nicolas and the communities of Colola and Mexiquillo in Michoacán, Mexico. Every year, we take a small group of tourists to participate in conservation efforts for the pacific black sea turtle in Colola, Michoacan. The funds generated from these eco-tours are given back to those communities to continue conservation efforts to protect pacific black and leatherback sea turtles.
To learn more about how you can participate in these tours, please email Mariana Devlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a patient has been approved for release by our veterinary staff, their release site is chosen depending upon the species of the turtle.
Every public release will be announced on our social media pages.
Green sea turtles are usually released via a sunset cruise/dolphin watch boat trip in the Laguna Madre Bay here on South Padre Island, Texas.
Loggerheads are usually released on the Gulf side of Isla Blanca Park.
Kemp’s ridleys and hawksbills are taken on private, off-shore releases.
In 2018, a total of 47 sea turtles stranded and were brought in to our facility.
Break down of our 2018 causes for stranding
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Later this year, we are going to completely renovate and expand our hospital. When it is completed in 2020, our new veterinary clinic will include a surgical suite, treatment area, lead-lined x-ray room, and a blood work station. There will be a ground-to-ceiling viewing window into our treatment room/surgical suite which will allow for our visitors to watch treatments and procedures. Mark your calendars for summer 2020 to come check out our new hospital!
Patient needs can range from minor treatments to major surgery and long term care. Be a part of the journey through patient adoption.
Shop in our gift store to buy gifts for friends and family. This is a great way to support the mission of Sea Turtle, Inc.
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