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April 2015

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins on Upper Texas Coast

By | Sea Turtles

On April 24, the Kemp’s ridley nesting season officially began on the Texas coast, with the first nest found on South Padre Island. Turtle Island Restoration Network patrol teams have been walking along the Upper Texas Coast for weeks now, looking for sea turtles, crawl tracks, and disturbances in the dunes that would indicate a sea turtle had left the water to look for a suitable place to lay eggs.

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Salmon Population Dwindling at Marin County Creeks

By | Uncategorized

In spite of the heavy rains and swollen creeks this December, biologists are not seeing a rise in the number of salmon spawning in Marin County creeks.

Lagunitas Creek is currently seeing three times more water when compared to this time last year, but not three times the number of fish. Gregory Andrew, a fishery program manager for the Marin Municipal Water District, has been counting the number of salmon nesting sites — or redds.

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BP Funding Designated to Save Endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

By | Resources for the Media, Sea Turtles

Five years after the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees have announced another milestone in Gulf of Mexico early restoration. The Trustees and BP have identified approximately $134 million in proposed early restoration projects for inclusion in a draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan.

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