Green Sea Turtle
This baby Green Sea Turtle is the second one found on the Rockport Beach by one of the ACND emloyees in the last three days. Upon finding the turtle, the ARK (Animal Rescue Keep) in Port Aransas was called in to take posession of him/her. The ARK rehabilitates birds, especially aquatic birds, sea turtles, terrestrial turtles and tortoises. The ARK also deals with stranded (dead) sea turtles and marine mammals through our long association with the national and state stranding networks (Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network [STSSN] and the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network [TMMSN]). They will in turn take it back to their facility to make sure that it's healthy before re-releasing it.