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  • 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 Media Coverage

Media coverage of hatchling sea turtle release

Sea turtle work conducted at Padre Island National Seashore receives widespread media attention.

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Sea turtle conservation and research efforts conducted at Padre Island National Seashore have received extensive media coverage since they began in the late 1970s. Coverage has extended from local to international levels and included the New York Times, Washington Post, Discovery News, Dateline, Southern Living Magazine, Bark Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic, Texas Country Reporter, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department television series and magazine, Texas Highways Magazine, Texas Coop Magazine, Corpus Christi Caller Times, Houston Chronicle, National Parks Magazine, San Antonio Express News, Brownsville Herald, Voice of America News, and numerous others. Dr. Donna Shaver, Chief of the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery, was featured as ABC World News Tonight's Person of the Week on July 29, 2005.

Follow these links to some recent media coverage of work conducted by the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at Padre Island National Seashore. The articles are grouped by years.


Please note that the National Park Service does not control and therefore cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of the materials provided by other agencies or organizations, nor does the NPS endorse other agencies or organizations, their views, products, or services.

2013

Eye in the Sky - Satellite Tracking of Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles - Video

The Cairn Terrier Club of America - Ranger Ridley to the Rescue

Caller Times - Donna Shaver honored with NPS's Director's Award for Excellence

2012

ABC News - Kemp's Ridley Strands in Holland - Video

Caller Times - Kemp's Ridley Discovered in Holland - Video

Star Telegram - Aquarium helps get turtle back to the Gulf

TPWD Passport to Texas - Sea Turtles in Trouble - Video

Science and the Sea - Stranded Turtles - Podcast

Caller Times - The key role of biotechs at PINS

KHOU - Satellite telemetry used to study BP oil effects

KSAT - Satellites track endangered sea turtles - Video

Houston Chronicle - Scientists researching effect of oil spill

Texas Monthly - Project tracks Kemp's ridleys across Gulf of Mexico

San Antonio Express- Baby turtles may hold clues to oil spill damage

Caller Times - Research examines effects of oil spill

2011


Caller-Times 2011 Newsmaker of the Year: Donna Shaver

Texas Aggie Magazine - Time for Turtles

Texas Monthly - Rescuing Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles

AAA - Texas Twosome

KSAT Video with great underwater footage - July 7, 2011

Cold Turtles: Rescued and Headed Back to the Gulf Houston Press

Cold-stunned Sea Turtle Rescue on Texas Coast 2011

Green Sea Turtles Draw a Crowd


2010


The Turtles' Midwife


Saving the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Texas Parks and Wildlife


Larry Batson's Wild World Welcomes Guest Donna Shaver


2009


Corpus Christi Caller Times Article Archives


Stout Nose Cracks This Shell Game Corpus Christi Caller Times - April 27, 2009


Ranger Ridley Bark Magazine - May/June 2009


U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species Bulletin - Summer 2009


2008


First Leatherback found since 1930's in the Gulf Coast New York Times - June 11, 2008


2007


Holiday in the National Parks Corpus Christi Daily.com - December 5, 2007


Record Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests found this year Corpus Christi Caller Times - September 3, 2007


Dash of the Tiny Turtles Corpus Christi Caller Times - June 14, 2007


The Season for Sea Turtles New York Times - June 8, 2007


Kemp's ridley getting help with comeback www.mysanantonio.com - May 12, 2007


Volunteers play role in saving endangered turtles www.mysanantonio.com - May 10, 2007


2006


Hatching Hope - Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine - March 2006


2005


ABC World News Person of the Week: Donna Shaver - July 29, 2005

Help Save the Turtles www.news8austin.com - July 23, 2005


450 sea turtles released into Gulf of Mexico www.kristv.com - July 15, 2005

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