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Welcome Home, Poppy: Sea Turtle Inc. Adopts Non-Releasable Florida Sea Turtle

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A new Loggerhead sea turtle has just arrived at South Padre Island’s Sea Turtle, Inc. Poppy, a non-releasable Loggerhead, hails from The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida, where she arrived in May 2020, according to the South Florida Reporter. Poppy was struck by a boat propeller in the Florida Keys, severing … Continue reading

Flower Garden Banks Sanctuary Expands

NOAA issued the Final Rule for expansion of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, which protects 14 additional reefs and banks, slightly adjusts the boundaries of the sanctuary’s original three banks, and expands the sanctuary from 56 square miles to a total of 160 square miles.

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