It’s not likely Bridget Dix will see the official sea turtle of Texas, the endangered Kemp’s ridley, but that doesn’t stop her from making a five-mile walk down a Galveston beach. 

Searching the dunes and checking the sand for tracks, Dix walks one of the six stretches of beach that volunteers with the Turtle Island Restoration Network patrol. Dix is one of about 120 volunteers who will be walking almost 27 miles of beach a day looking for Kemp’s ridleys as they make their way up the beach to nest. 

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