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The 13th Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle hatching release for 2014 was conducted at 06:45 AM on Sunday, July 27, at Padre Island National Seashore on North Padre Island.

The release on July included 88 Kemp's ridley hatchlings released from two nests - 84 from clutch 87 that was found on June 9th here in the park 48 miles south of the visitor center, and 4 from clutch 76 that was found on June 8th on North Padre Island (north of the national park) at marker 224.

Jody Mays
Division of Interpretation and Education
Padre Island National Seashore

For scheduled hatchling releases call the Hatchling Hotline at 361-949-7163 to make sure the turtles are ready for release on schedule.

Slideshow: 5:56

Music: "Creation Calls" by Brian Doerksen

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