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Sea Turtle Nest Adoptions help fund the sea turtle patrols and nest conservation here on South Padre Island! Our organization manages the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nest conservation for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Each summer, we patrol a 32-mile stretch of the island and Boca Chica beach for nesting sea turtles and relocate the nests to a protective corral. The hatchlings are protected from high tide, predators and vehicle traffic while incubating in the corral. They are released into the ocean as soon as they hatch.
Adoption Packets include the following information (this packet is mailed after your purchase)
Nest Adoption Certificate
Information on our Facility
Sea Turtle, Inc. Sticker
At the end of nesting season, you will receive a follow-up packet including:
Nest Data Sheet about YOUR Nest
End of Season Wrap-up
Photo Magnet of a Nest
New this year! All sponsor names will be recognized on our corral.