Missing sea turtle signs in Galveston cause problems for Houston Zoo, NOAA

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:36 PM

HOUSTON – Houston Zoo staff members were quite surprised to find that someone removed many of their signs alerting people to the presence of sea turtles in Galveston.

Zoo staff joined employees of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) during Monday’s weekly sea turtle survey. Unfortunately, when they arrived on the peninsula and started looking for sea turtles, they found that a few of the newly -installed sea turtle awareness signs had been stolen. Someone had unscrewed the signs from their posts.

They posted a blog on their website saying, while they appreciate the general public enjoying the brand new signs designed by the Houston Zoo’s graphic department, they were upset to see that they would have to use the signs meant for other areas along the beach to replace the stolen signs. The information on the signs is vital for Galveston area beach-goers as the public is relied upon a lot of the time to call 1-866-TURTLE-5 when they see a stranded, injured or nesting turtle on the beach, according to staff.

Read more of the blog here. And please, DON’T REMOVE THE SEA TURTLE SIGNS, PEOPLE!

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