Monday, August 12, 2013

Kemp's Ridley Turtle Release

So I've been asking all summer to go watch the Kemp's Ridley sea turtle release.  Eggs from most sea turtle nests found at Padre Island National Seashore and northward along the Texas coast are transported to the Padre Island National Seashore incubation facility for protected care and monitoring, and the hatchlings are released at the northern end of Padre Island National Seashore.  Most of the releases occur over the month of July and August.  Since Joey was off Saturday, I got everyone up at 5am and we headed to the beach!  It honestly was everything I had hoped it would be and more.  They were so cute and the sunrise on the beach was gorgeous!  
 
This is just one more reason why I love living here!  I am such a science and nature freak!  The release was also free to the public so there was no fee to watch.  We got to the beach right about the time they were releasing so we had to stand out in the water to actually see good.  I tried to get the best pictures I could with the view we had.  They turned out ok, but next summer I know to arrive a little earlier to get a spot for picture taking. I want to be right up front! :)
 
 
 











1 comment:

Kristal Schneider said...

It's amazing what you can find to experience right at your doorstep, if you just look. That is something your kids will probably always remember, and it will help to connect them to nature appreciating and understanding it more than ever!

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