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Kemps Ridley hatchlings released at Malaquite Beach Saturday

Turtle hatchlings release set at Malaquite Beach
Posted at 4:46 PM, Jul 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-24 20:29:33-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — There was another great turn-out at Malaquite Beach for a live turtle hatchling release early Saturday morning.

For the second day in a row, hundreds of people woke up before sunrise to attend the release. More than a hundred Kemps Ridley hatchlings were released behind the visitors center on Malaquite Beach just before sunrise.

On Friday, more than 1,300 people attended a release in the same spot. These are the first two hatchling releases to allow in-person attendance since the pandemic began. The releases were hosted by Padre Island National Seashore. Stay up-to-date on the latest turtle releases on their Facebook page.