Cold Weather Brings More Turtle Rescues at ARK

as shared by University of Texas Marine Science Institute

PORT ARANSAS – Just imagine being in the water when it's this cold outside. The recent freezing temperatures are causing many sea turtles in the bays to become stunned by the cold. The Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute has rescued and is currently rehabilitating close to 250 cold stunned sea turtles. The staff at the ARK has been working tirelessly to facilitate renovations of the facilities after the destruction from Hurricane Harvey. We were planning to open the ARK today and it was fortunate timing for the cold stunned turtles. 

Geocaching in Texas

Recently a fun Geocaching Challenge was held in Port Aransas, Texas on April 5 to 7 as noted in the Texas Coastal Wave, April 1 to 8. What is geocaching?  Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches.”  It is a treasure-hunting game for people of all ages.  Several resources are listed below for fun geocaching in Texas. View details at on how to get started and sign up for a free basic membership.

Largest Child Migration - Riders on the Orphan Train

Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history.

Pictures of IB Magee Beach Park, Port Aransas
This photo of IB Magee Beach Park is courtesy of TripAdvisor>Magee Beach Park has 75 camping tent sites. Water and electrical are available. Four-minute showers are only a dollar. Selecting a tent for camping may include a family cabin or a tent for camping attachment to your truck.

Port Aransas town sits on the north end of Mustang Island, a protective barrier island. Upon visiting the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce, ask for information on bird watching in the area. Two cities close by for bird watching are Corpus Christi and Rockport. Two bird watching hotspots in the fall around Port Aransas include the following.