Field Research

Follow the links to detailed information about the following fields of research conducted by the Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Division:


Results of experimental efforts to establish a secondary nesting colony of Kemp's ridley turtles at Padre Island National Seashore, TX and associated conservation and research.


"Movements and Home Ranges of Adult Male Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Gulf of Mexico Investigated by Satellite Telemetry"


Investigate size, growth, sex ratios, relative abundance, seasonality, residency, and long-distance and long-term movements of green turtles in the Mansfield Channel, TX. Click this hyperlink to view the PDF file of the paper


Sea turtle strandings and salvage for the Texas Coast and associated research

Sea Turtle Research and Monitoring Partners

National Park Service (Padre Island National Seashore)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
NOAA Fisheries (formerly National Marine Fisheries Service)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Shell Oil Foundation
National Park Foundation
Unilever HPC-USA
HEART/Sea Turtle Restoration Project
University of Texas

Texas Master Naturalists

Texas General Land Office
University of Charleston
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Texas A&M University
Norcross Wildlife Foundation
Western National Parks Association
U.S. Coast Guard
Forever Resorts


Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente (PROFEPA)
Gladys Porter Zoo
Sea Turtle, Inc.

Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas-SEDUE

Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT)

Camara Nacional de la Industria Pasquera (CANAIPES)

Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP)

Secretaria de Obras Publicas Desarrollo Urbano y Ecologia (SOPDUE)

Zoologico de Tamatan

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
This is the primary phone number for the Malaquite Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.

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