Staff from Texas A&M's Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research uncover a clutch of eggs laid by a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle—the world’s rarest and most endangered sea turtle species—on a new beach near the corner of Seawall and 86th Street. When turtles nest on Galveston Island, the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research team excavate the entire clutch and transfer it to Padre Island National Seashore for incubation and release. "This is because almost all nests in the upper Texas coast zone would become inundated, crushed, or predated if left in place," said Theresa Morris, rehabilitation hospital manager at the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research.

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