Sea Turtles to be released from ARK in Port Aransas

Release of Sea Turtles from ARK in Port Aransas, Texas

Release of Sea Turtles from ARK in Port Aransas, Texas

Come watch release of about 200 cold stunned green sea turtles. The turtles will be released at Malaquite Beach, Padre Island National Seashore just south of Port Aransas, Texas. Temperatures have warmed over the last few days and cold stunned turtles are ready for release.  Although most of the turtles were found in the Upper Laguna Madre, bay… water temperatures are still low, so we will be release the turtles into the Gulf of Mexico surf where they can disperse to warmer offshore waters.Most of the turtles have been rehabilitated at the University of Texas Marine Science institute’s Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) in Port Aransas.  Included are several large turtles, a couple weighing more than 100 pounds. Sea Turtles being released

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