A huge thank you to STEVE GREGORY for starting this initiative for Aransas County.
December 19th Training and patrol/ rescues through the ARK in Port Aransas, Texas
April 19th 2019 - The Stockman's & the Gregory's brought them Rockport Art Festival Green Sea Turtle T-Shirts to show appreciation
Steve G's Summary - Learned a great deal of the history and background of current sea turtle recovery efforts. Dr. Thane Wibbels, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a contemporary of Dr. Shaver from the very beginning of both of their careers, gave a very thorough and interesting chronologue of the path that they have been on to restore Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles. Prior to his presentation Dr. Shaver delivered a talk on the status of the Padre Island (and Texas Gulf Coast) program at present, including the progress made from its inception to now. So much about the right people at the right place at the right time being in contact with the next torch carrier from 1850 to now
Your 1st Aransas County Cold Stunned Turtle Class Graduates!
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Padre Island NS Division of Sea Turtle Science & Recovery
Main Instructor Hilary Frandsen, reviewing what documenting the Turtles procedure may look like.
7Information for Trained & Certified KACB Volunteers
Will be working under the Arks Permit number # TE 380177-3
Next Cold Stunned Training will be held October 24, 2019, @ 5:30 pm at the Aransas Co. Aquarium Education Center
706 Navigation Cir. Rockport Tx 78382
KACB Line - 361/210-8300
Recommended Free GPS Locator Phone Applications:
Android - NoteCam Lite
Please set to read in decimal degrees
YYYYMMDDYour Initials & Turtle #
Learn more about Aransas County Certified & Trained Volunteers for Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Rescue
For Training on Oil soaked Animal s please visit this link February 22, 2019
The Aransas group was the last class of 2018 for Training on Cold Stunned Sea Turtles in Texas. We had 32 attendees back on 11/26/2018, who all enjoyed learning what all is involved in rescuing a Turtle . Learning how to identify them, handle and Tag them correctly. What difficult weather conditions we can expect on those days and how to dress accordingly and protected gear that is needed to stay safe etc.
Non- Certified Citizens - What to do if you find a stranded Turtle,
Please report Immediately
October - March
Please call KACB 361/210-8300
Enriching and empowering the community through litter prevention, waste management, beautification and recycling by means of education and enforcement.