Texas Turtle Hatchlings

Texas Turtle Hatchlings

Timing is everything. My wife and 2 daughters were surprised to find out that our vacation was in perfect timing with the baby turtle release at North Padre Island. The ridley eggs generally hatch at night and the release takes place at sunrise. Park staff carry the baby sea turtles to the beach in coolers and place each one gently on the sand. The hatchlings immediately head toward the surf, towards the sun. Once they reach the water, the surf carried them into the water. We'll remember this trip for a lifetime.

-Ernest G. from Kyle, TX

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