Biology of the Sea Turtle

Explore sea turtle biology and ecology on the coast of Texas. Five of the seven species of sea turtles worldwide occur in our Gulf of Mexico. Meet and visit sea turtle biologists at NOAA Fisheries, Texas A&M University Galveston Campus, Padre Island National Seashore and the Texas State Aquarium. Observe the feeding ecology of wild green sea turtles at Port Aransas jetties and witness a Kemp’s ridley hatchling release on North Padre Island proximate to Corpus Christi (If Available). Venture to the Upper Laguna Madre for a half-day of water activities, and compare and contrast hydrography parameters of the Gulf of Mexico at Galveston and Corpus Christi, TX, and Galveston Bay and the Upper Laguna Madre. Dissect a freshwater turtle. Gain a greater understanding of issues concerning endangered and threatened marine species. Includes a two-night trip to the Port Aransas - Corpus Christi area.

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