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Sea Turtle Saturday in Texas

Galveston celebrates sea turtles!

The Mayor of Galveston and the City Council have proclaimed Saturday, April 9, as Sea Turtle Saturday when an educational day is set at Texas A&M University in Galveston and NOAA Fisheries Service. Several noted speakers are scheduled including Dr. Donna Shaver of the National Park Service at the Padre Island National Seashore. There will be a showing of “The Last Journey for the Leatherback?” during the morning program with an opportunity for viewers to sign a petition for the campaign for a moratorium about longline fishing. Training will be held for those interested in beach patrolling this spring and summer. Last year five endangered Kemp’s ridleys nested in the Galveston area.