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April 2013

Galveston City Council Votes to Keep Kemp’s Ridley Eggs on the Island!

By Sea Turtles

The Galveston (Texas) City Council spoke up for retaining the eggs of the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles that are laid along the Upper Texas coast in Galveston at their Friday, March 29 meeting. Since the endangered sea turtles began laying eggs on the Upper Texas Coast, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has required the eggs to be moved to the Padre Island National Seashore for incubation and release of the hatchlings.

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