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Sea Turtle Recovery Program    

WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE ANY SEA TURTLES, BUT ARE OPEN FOR EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH.

Though primarily charged with conducting marine research, the Sea Life Facility is able to provide a place for sea turtles recovering from illness or injury to regain their strength, grow and complete their recovery prior to their release back to the Gulf of Mexico. All of the sea turtles at TAMUG's Sea Life Facility were first assessed and treated by biologists at the National Marine Fisheries Service sea turtle rehabitlitation facility in Galveston.

Additionally, the SLF Outreach Center allows for the public to learn more about the biology, ecology and conservation of sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. Turtles currently residing in the facility can be observed through the viewing glass in the Outreach Center. This ensures that interactions or distracting noises are kept to a minimum for the health of the turtle. You may also view any turtles in the facility via the Sea Turtle Web Cam.

Released Sea Turtles    

Name: Star
Release Date: 6/14/2013
Type: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Name: Sally
Release Date: 9/17/2012
Type: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Name: Splash
Release Date: 5/30/2012
Type: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Name: Pi
Release Date: 7/8/2013
Type: Kemp's ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii)