On way to incubation

Staff photo by Lee Harrison

Staff photo by Lee Harrison

ARK (Amos Rehabilitation Keep) turtle patroller Bobbi Erban displays 80 Kemp’s ridley turtle eggs that were excavated on the beach at Marker 32 on Saturday, May 21. The eggs were taken to the Padre Island National Seashore where they are being incubated. Once they hatch, they’ll be returned to the beach where they will trek to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The endangered species typically return to beach where they entered the Gulf to lay their eggs. The eggs are collected by volunteers to keep them from being run over or eaten by predators.

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