Sea Turtle Nesting Season 2014

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 2014 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 Please do not cite or quote.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 2014

Location Found (north to south)

Number of nests

Bolivar Peninsula

1

Galveston Island

1

Brazoria County, N. of Surfside

0

Surfside Beach

1

Quintana Beach

0

Bryan Beach

0

Brazoria County, N. of Sargent Beach

0

Sargent Beach

0

Matagorda Peninsula

1

Matagorda Island

4

San Jose Island

0

Mustang Island

6

Corpus Christi Bay

0

North Padre Island, North of PAIS

10

Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS)

72

South Padre Island

21

Boca Chica Beach

2

Total

119


Loggerhead sea turtle nests documented on the Texas coast during 2014

Location Found

Number of Nests

Quintana Beach

0

North Padre Island, N. of PAIS

1

Padre Island National Seashore

1

South Padre Island

0

Total

2


Green sea turtle nests documented on the Texas coast during 2014

Location Found

Number of Nests

Padre Island National Seashore

0

South Padre Island

0

Total

0


Last updated: February 24, 2015

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