Sea Turtle Salvage and Stranding Network

National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationThe Coastal Studies Lab is an active member of the South Padre Island Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN). STSSN was formally established in 1980 to collect information on and document strandings of marine turtles along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts. The network encompasses the coastal areas of the eighteen state region from Maine through Texas, and includes portions of the U.S. Caribbean. Data are compiled through the efforts of network participants who document marine turtle strandings in their respective areas and contribute those data to the centralized STSSN data base.


CrossTo report stranded turtles, please call Sea Turtle Inc. at 956-761-4511 or the CSL at 956-761-2644.