Kemp’s Ridley Nesting Season Starts in Texas!

On April 24, the 2010 nesting season of the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle began at the Padre Island National Seashore when one nest was found. On April 29, nine Kemp’s ridley nests were found on the Texas coast including four at Padre Island National Seashore and five on South Padre Island.

KEMP’S RIDLEY TURTLE 2010 NESTING RECORD

So far this year, 10 Kemp’s ridley nests have been confirmed on the Texas
coast including (north to south in state):
Bolivar Peninsula 0
Galveston Island 0
Brazoria County, just north of Surfside 0
Surfside Beach 0
Quintana Beach 0
Bryan Beach 0
Matagorda Peninsula 0
Matagorda Island 0
San Jose Island 0
Mustang Island 0
North Padre Island 5, including 5 at Padre Island National Seashore
South Padre Island 5
Boca Chica Beach 0

Stay updated on the Sea Turtle Restoration Project’s interactive Google Map
Data presented here are preliminary. Do not cite or quote without
permission. Contact Dr. Donna Shaver for further information.

phone: (361) 949-8173 ext. 226
fax: (361) 949-1312
Pager: (361) 851-4255
E-mail: donna_shaver@nps.gov

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