Coast Guard releases 5 endangered sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard releases 5 endangered sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crew members returned five endangered sea turtles to the Gulf of Mexico Friday, as part of a release program run by Sea Turtle Inc., a nonprofit organization that educates the public and rehabilitates injured sea turtles recovered in the area. “We’re always happy to participate in the release of sea turtles, which supports...

South Texas Coast Guard units turn fisheries bust to aid

South Texas Coast Guard units turn fisheries bust to aid
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Coast Guard crews seized 151 illegally caught red snappers, Saturday, and the catch will be used to feed sea turtles. A lancha and Mexican fishermen were initially found adrift in the waters of southern Texas by a good Samaritan aboard a fishing boat. The good Samaritan attempted to assist them, but when they overheard the captain of the fishing boat call the Coast Guard to...