A Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle—the world’s rarest and most endangered sea turtle species—nests on a new beach near the corner of Seawall and 86th Street. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District’s beach renourishment project helped make the nesting possible by replenishing Babe’s Beach with sand provided through the District’s routine maintenance dredging of the Galveston Channel. “This is a new beach thanks to the Babe’s Beach renourishment project, where we previously have no historical records of nests occurring,’ said Theresa Morris, rehabilitation hospital manager at Texas A&M’s Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research.

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