Tex A&M at Galveston Turtle Cam

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https://www.galveston.com/turtlecam/

http://www.tamug.edu/sealife/turtlecam.html


At Texas A&M University at Galveston and its new Sea Life Facility, sea turtles of many species now have a place to recover while awaiting release to the Gulf of Mexico. Though primarily charged with conducting marine research, the facility will also serve as a resource for recovery of turtles who have been damaged or are at risk. The TAMUG Sea Life Facility offers a place, where the public can learn more about the lives of and threats to sea turtles, and what they can do to help. Turtles can be viewed from the facility's outreach center before they are returned to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If you are interested in becoming a supporter of the TAMUG Sea Life Facility Sea Turtle Recovery Program, or would like more information about our current research, visit http://www.tamug.edu/sealife.
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Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:32 am

thank you Angel! it's good to see that Galveston has this.
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Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:47 pm

I tend to forget to look at this portal when I'm on Galveston.com but am going to look more often now to see if they have any "tenants" in their turtle tank! ;)
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Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:49 am

Love when I can see us being good stewards. Learned about turtles and the birds from this web site. Teaches me to be more respectful while there
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Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:08 pm

redchaz57 wrote:Love when I can see us being good stewards. Learned about turtles and the birds from this web site. Teaches me to be more respectful while there
That was one of Kenny's many worthwhile goals when he started this site years ago!
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:33 am

Yes i knew Kenny was involved with protection of turtles and specific birds during nesting. I believe that a post of his was the first to catch my attention. Then learned that the curtains shut and lights out at night ruling at many beaches was to protect and assist the hatching, right?
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redchaz57 wrote:Yes i knew Kenny was involved with protection of turtles and specific birds during nesting. I believe that a post of his was the first to catch my attention. Then learned that the curtains shut and lights out at night ruling at many beaches was to protect and assist the hatching, right?
Yes, the issue of artificial lighting that is brighter than the ocean horizon cause confusion for the young hatchlings who have been hardwired by their Creator to "seek the light" to guide them to the sea. Although FL has the largest number of breeding areas in the U.S. (makes sense since there are more miles of beach!) other coastal states are concerned with the issue, too. ;) Here are a few articles that address the lighting issue, laws, etc:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ex ... ed-lights/

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/seaturtle/lights.htm

https://www.change.org/p/help-stop-the- ... roup-on-fb

http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/manag ... rotection/
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:59 am

Excellent links AG!
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