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.
Texas Shores-Nurturing Nature - Donna Shaver recognized as Texas Coastal Icon
Cold Turtles: Rescued and Headed Back to the Gulf Houston Press
Saving the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Texas Parks and Wildlife
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
First Leatherback found since 1930's in the Gulf Coast New York Times - June 11, 2008
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
Hatching Hope - Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine - March 2006
ABC World News Person of the Week: Donna Shaver - July 29, 2005