Friends of Padre

Texas Turtle Nest Update 6/19/2018

By Tyler Thorsen

Via Dr. Donna Shaver

 

Today, 1 loggerhead and 5 Kemp’s ridley nests were found in Texas, all at Padre Island National Seashore.

 

KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE
So far this year, 242 nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

0 Bolivar Peninsula

2 Galveston Island

1 Brazoria County, N. of Surfside 

8 Surfside Beach (area record)

1 Quintana Beach 

1 Bryan Beach 

1 Brazoria County, N. of Sargent Beach 

0 Sargent Beach 

7 Matagorda Peninsula 

0 Matagorda Island

11 San Jose Island

14 Mustang Island

132 North Padre Island, including 119 at Padre Island National Seashore

57 South Padre Island

7 Boca Chica Beach 

 

LOGGERHEAD TURTLE
So far this year, 2 nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

1 Galveston Island

1 Padre Island National Seashore

 

GREEN TURTLE
So far this year, 1 nest has been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

1 North Padre Island north of Padre Island National Seashore


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 Do not cite or quote without permission.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: www.nps.gov/pais

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Texas Turtle Nest Update 6/05/2018

By Tyler Thorsen

Via Dr. Donna Shaver

 

Today, 14 Kemp’s ridley nest were found in Texas, including 7 at Padre Island National Seashore, 5 on South Padre Island, 1 on North Padre Island north of Padre Island National Seashore, and 1 on Boca Chica Beach.

 

KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE
So far this year, 220 nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

0 Bolivar Peninsula

1 Galveston Island

1 Brazoria County, N. of Surfside 

8 Surfside Beach (area record)

1 Quintana Beach 

1 Bryan Beach 

1 Brazoria County, N. of Sargent Beach 

0 Sargent Beach 

6 Matagorda Peninsula 

0 Matagorda Island

11 San Jose Island

10 Mustang Island

120 North Padre Island, including 108 at Padre Island National Seashore

49 South Padre Island

5 Boca Chica Beach 

 

LOGGERHEAD TURTLE
So far this year, 1 nest has been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

1 Galveston Island

 


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 Do not cite or quote without permission.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: www.nps.gov/pais

 

 

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Texas Turtle Nest Update 5/31/2018

By Tyler Thorsen

Via Dr. Donna Shaver

 

Yesterday, 28 Kemp’s ridley nests were found in Texas, including 11 found at Padre Island National Seashore, 4 on South Padre Island, 3 on North Padre Island north of Padre Island National Seashore, 3 on Surfside Beach, 3 on Brazoria County north of Surfside, 2 on Mustang Island, 1 on Boca Chica Beach, and 1 on Quintana Beach.

 

KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE
So far this year, 193 nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

0 Bolivar Peninsula

0 Galveston Island

3 Brazoria County, N. of Surfside 

6 Surfside Beach 

1 Quintana Beach 

1 Bryan Beach 

1 Brazoria County, N. of Sargent Beach 

0 Sargent Beach 

5 Matagorda Peninsula 

0 Matagorda Island

5 San Jose Island

10 Mustang Island

110 North Padre Island, including 99 at Padre Island National Seashore

47 South Padre Island

4 Boca Chica Beach 

 

LOGGERHEAD TURTLE
So far this year, 1 nest has been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

1 Galveston Island

 


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: www.nps.gov/pais

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Friends of Padre Donates Hi Def TV to Padre Island National Seashore Education Center

By Tyler Thorsen

  On Sunday May 20th after the video presentation of "The Life and Times of our founder, Billy Sandifer", Friends of Padre donated the Hi Def 70" TV to the Education Center at the Padre Island National Seashore. Left to right, F.O.P. board member - Troy Adler, Ranger William "Buzz" Botts - P.I.N.S Education Coordinator, F.O.P Vice President -Tyler Thorsen, F.O.P. President - Aaron Baxter, P.I.N.S. Superintendent - Mark Spier, and F.O.P. board member - Cody Moravits.

  Ranger Buzz told Friends of Padre the timing was perfect as their old video monitor "cratered". He added that it will be put to good use for showing educational programs and training videos in the conference room at the Malaquite Visitor's Center.

 

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Texas Sea Turtle Nest Update 5/25/2018

By Tyler Thorsen

Courtesy Dr. Donna Shaver

Today, 1 loggerhead nest was found in Texas, on Galveston Island.

 

KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE
So far this year, 148 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 

3 Surfside Beach 

0 Quintana Beach 

1 Bryan Beach 

1 Brazoria County, N. of Sargent Beach 

0 Sargent Beach 

3 Matagorda Peninsula 

0 Matagorda Island

5 San Jose Island

7 Mustang Island

86 North Padre Island, including 79 at Padre Island National Seashore

39 South Padre Island

3 Boca Chica Beach 

 

LOGGERHEAD TURTLE
So far this year, 1 nest has been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to south in state):

1 Galveston Island

 


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: www.nps.gov/pais

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Texas Turtle Nest Update 5/15/2018

By Tyler Thorsen

Courtesy of Dr. Donna Shaver

Yesterday, 1 Kemp’s ridley nest was found on the Texas coast at Padre Island National Seashore. 

KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE
So far this year, 97 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 

2 Surfside Beach 

0 Quintana Beach 

1 Bryan Beach 

0 Brazoria County, N. of Sargent Beach 

0 Sargent Beach 

1 Matagorda Peninsula 

0 Matagorda Island

3 San Jose Island

5 Mustang Island

53 North Padre Island, including 51 at Padre Island National Seashore

30 South Padre Island

2 Boca Chica Beach 

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Texas Turtle Nest Update 5/01/2018

By Tyler Thorsen

Courtesy of Dr. Donna Shaver

That one nest North Padre Island was found on the stretch of beach that Friends of Padre adopted near marker 295!

Yesterday, 41 Kemp’s ridley nest was found on the Texas coast, including 22 at Padre Island National Seashore, 13 on South Padre Island, 2 on Boca Chica Beach, 2 on San Jose Island, 1 on North Padre Island north of Padre Island National Seashore, and 1 on Mustang Island.

 
KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE
So far this year, 50 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

2 San Jose Island

1 Mustang Island

26 North Padre Island, including 25 at Padre Island National Seashore

19 South Padre Island

2 Boca Chica Beach 

 

 


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: www.nps.gov/pais

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A Birdseye view of the 23rd Annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup

By Tyler Thorsen

Here's a wonderful overview of this year's 2018 23rd Annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Cleanup. Thanks to all who helped to make this one the best ever!

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