Sea Turtle Research, Conservation, and Monitoring Partners

NPS staff member kneels next to a van with the Texas State Aquarium logo while three aquarium staff stand, one holds a rehabilitated green sea turtle.
The Texas State Aquarium, a Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery partner, rehabilitates cold stunned green sea turtles found at Padre Island National Seashore.

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We partner with many agencies who help us in our mission to protect, conserve, and recover sea turtle populations in the Gulf of Mexico. Our partners rehabilitate stranded turtles found at the park, collaborate on research, volunteer, and more.

Staff from the ARK stand on the beach behind plastic totes containing rehabilitated turtles.
Staff with the ARK (Amos Rehabilitation Keep) are ready to release rehabilitated sea turtles.

NPS photo.

U.S. Partners

ARK (Amos Rehabilitation Keep)
City of Corpus Christi, Texas
Coastal Bend, Bays, and Estuaries Program
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Forever Resorts
Friends of Aransas and Matagorda Island National Wildlife Refuges
Friends of Padre, Inc.
Friends of the ARK
Gladys Porter Zoo
HARTE Research Institute
Houston Zoo
K9s 4 Conservation
Moody Gardens
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Parks and Conservation Association
National Park Foundation
National Park Service (Padre Island National Seashore)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment
NOAA Fisheries (formerly National Marine Fisheries Service)
Norcross Wildlife Foundation
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Sea World of Texas
Shell Marine Habitat Program
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University Galveston
Texas General Land Office
Texas Master Naturalists
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Sea Grant
Texas Sealife Center
Texas State Aquarium
Turtle Island Restoration Network
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Charleston
University of Florida
University of Texas
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey
Western National Parks Association

A group of seven people, smiling for the camera and standing in front a a building surrounded by trees and green vegetation.
Division biologists with staff from the Acuario de Veracruz A.C. (a Sister-Park Arrangement partner since 2013 in Veracruz, Mexico), the Gladys Porter Zoo (Brownsville, Texas), and from the Conservacion y Desarrollo de Espacios Naturales (CDEN; Tamaulipas, Mexico).

NPS Photo.

Mexico Partners

Acuario de Veracruz
Camara Nacional de la Industria Pasquera (CANAIPES)
Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP)
Conservacion y Desarrollo de Espacios Naturales (CDEN)
Instituto Nacional de la Pesca (INP)
Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP)
Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente (PROF EPA) Gobierno de Tamaulipas (SEDUE)
Red de Campamentos Tortugueros de Veracruz
Secretaria de Desarrollo Urbano y Medio Ambiente (SEDUMA) del Estado de Tamaulipas
Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT)
Secretaria de Obras Publicas Desarrollo Urbano y Ecologia (SOPDUE)
Zoologico de Tamaulipas


Last updated: February 18, 2023

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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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