spring nests


usinterior Run turtle, run! 🐢💨
On July 29, #PadreIsland National Seashore in #Texas had its last turtle release of the year, sending 184 baby Kemp’s ridley sea turtles into the wild. In the spring and summer, nesting turtles are protected, examined and tagged @padreislandnps. Nests are moved to protected areas and monitored until they hatch. Then thousands of visitors come to see these hatchlings cruise into the ocean. They are popular events, and we can definitely see why! Video by #NationalPark Service.