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PINS announces cancellation of public sea turtle releases

Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle
Posted at 9:50 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 11:00:35-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — The Padre Island National Seashore will not hold public sea turtle release events this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

The announcement was made Wednesday morning.

A news released states, "Due to the overwhelming popularity of these public events, it is not possible to host them this summer while adhering to social distancing and crowd avoidance guidelines."

Park Rangers stated the summer the park will film the hatchling releases and post them on the turtle Facebook page, Padre Island NS Division of Sea Turtle Science & Recovery.