Today, Saturday Feb. 5, at around 9:30 p.m., our Rescue Staff unloaded two truckloads full of cold-stunned sea turtles that came to us from the Texas SeaLife Center.
February 5, 2022
Between yesterday and today, the Aquarium received 80 sea turtles. Thankfully, this cold snap did not cause as many strandings, as compared to last year, and we are glad to report that our patients are swimming and doing well.
Many thanks our partners in conservation: Texas SeaLife Center, National Park Service/Padre Island NS Division of Sea Turtle Science & Recovery, NOAA – National Marine Fisheries Service, and SeaWorld San Antonio.
To make room and hold our special guests, the Aquarium’s Ground Floor from Otter Creek to Ocelots will be temporality closed. Thank you for understanding.
YOUR SUPPORT to the Texas State Aquarium makes Wildlife Rescue stories like this possible. When you visit us, you don’t just make memories, you help us make a difference.
Jennifer Vela Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Communications
361.653.2655 [email protected]
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