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    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • Sobriety checkpoint Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Law Enforcement officers at Padre Island National Seashore will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday, August 23, 2014 on Park Road 22 near the park’s entrance. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and apprehend alcohol and drug impaired drivers.

  • Park Phone issues

    The visitor center main phone line and fax line are not working. To reach the park visitor center, call (361) 949-8069 or (361) 949-4793. Fax to (361) 949-7091, Attention: Visitor Center. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Bird Island Basin Campground rehabilitation starts August 18, 2014

    The second part of a project to repair facilities and rebuild eroded shoreline at Bird Island Basin Campground begins August 18. Minor disruptions of activities in the immediate area may occur. None of the work should affect use of the boat ramp.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season 2013

The Padre Island National Seashore Chief of the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery maintains the records of sea turtle nests recorded in Texas. Numbers documented during 2013 are posted below.

Note: These data are preliminary and have not undergone review. Please do not cite or quote. For additional information, contact Dr. Donna Shaver at donna_shaver@nps.gov or at 361-949-8173, ext. 226.

Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests documented on the Texas coast during 2013

Location Found (north to south)

Number of nests

Bolivar Peninsula

3

Galveston Island

7

Brazoria County, N. of Surfside

2

Surfside Beach

1

Quintana Beach

1

Bryan Beach

0

Brazoria County, N. of Sargent Beach

0

Sargent Beach

0

Matagorda Peninsula

3

Matagorda Island

0

San Jose Island

0

Mustang Island

4

Corpus Christi Bay

0

North Padre Island, North of PAIS

3

Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS)

87

South Padre Island

39

Boca Chica Beach

3

Total

153


Loggerhead sea turtle nests documented on the Texas coast during 2013

Location Found

Number of Nests

Quintana Beach

0

North Padre Island, N. of PAIS

1

Padre Island National Seashore

11

South Padre Island

1

Total

13


Green sea turtle nests documented on the Texas coast during 2013

Location Found

Number of Nests

Padre Island National Seashore

13

South Padre Island

2

Total

15


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