Noaa Sea Turtle Hatchery

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Noaa Sea Turtle Hatchery
Description:The Galveston laboratory is located on the site of the Historic Fort Crockett, one block from the Gulf of Mexico on Galveston Island, Texas, and is the only federal fisheries laboratory west of the Mississippi River on the gulf. A high quality seawater system delivers as much as 50,000 gallons daily and supplies large tanks, aquaria and raceways for experiments on estuarine and marine organisms; this is the largest and most extensive federally operated sea water system in the southeastern United States.

The most endangered species of sea turtle in the world is the Kemp's Ridley which is also the most common species found in the waters off of Texas. Since the Kemp's Ridley was listed on the Endangered Species Act, the Galveston Lab has played an important role in the conservation and recovery of this species through ongoing research, head-starting experiments and support of international conservation efforts.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:4700 Avenue U
Address 2:
City:Galveston
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:77551-5997
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Check website for tour dates.
Admission:Free
Telephone:(409) 766-3670
Website:http://galveston.ssp.nmfs.gov/index.html
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This was a good educational field trip. Although we did not get to see any recently hatched turtles, we did see some about a year and a half old that were about to be released. Before seeing the turtles in the turtle barn, you learn about turtles and what you can do to help continue their existence in the big blue.
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