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Volunteers keeping an eye out for nesting sea turtles

by Christopher Smith Gonzalez/ The Daily News

khou.com

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 11:27 AM

GALVESTON — Volunteers cruising the beach by Galveston State Park were keeping a sharp eye on the sand.

The skies were overcast. The tide was coming in, and a stiff wind was blowing out of the south. While the cool weather might keep swimmers and vacationers at bay, it was just the kind of weather Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are looking for when it’s time to lay their eggs.

The sea turtle nesting season began April 1 and will continue into July. Katie Holt, a marine biology junior at Texas A&M University at Galveston, and Bobette Brasfield, a Galveston Bay Area Master Naturalist, are two of more than 100 volunteers with the Texas A&M University at Galveston Sea Life Facility who are patrolling Galveston Island beaches looking for any sign of the turtles making their way up the beach to nest.

Click here to read more at the Galveston County Daily News.

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