Sea Turtle Recovery
Sea Turtle Recovery:
The STFERL is collaborating with the NOAA Fisheries Sea Turtle Facility in Galveston to respond to sea turtles incidentally-captured on recreational hook-and-line gear, stranding on upper Texas coast shores, and nesting Kemp’s ridleys from the Texas-Louisiana border to Matagorda Peninsula. Response to these turtles allows for collection of distribution and morphometric data, as well as tagging, rehabilitation (when necessary), and protection of eggs. Some of these turtles are outfitted with satellite transmitters as part of funded research described above. Detailed descriptions of these funded projects are provided below.
Click here to find out what to do if you find a sea turtle in
Texas. (OR click on poster below for a larger version)