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Latest Padre Island National Seashore Stories

2008-10-03 09:00:17

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, the world's longest undeveloped barrier island, now looks as if people have been living - and dumping - on it for decades. || Tons of debris swept up by Hurricane Ike last month was carried by Gulf of Mexico currents hundreds of miles from the upper Texas coast to this ordinarily pristine landscape just north of the Mexican border. Sections of roofs, refrigerators, love seats, beds, TVs, hot tubs and holiday decorations...

2008-06-14 15:00:13

Tracks thought to belong to a leatherback turtle have been found in South Padre Island, Texas, for the first time since the 1930s, a biologist says. Duke University marine biologist Larry Crowder said the tracks found by National Park Service workers were likely from the endanger turtle species, which has benefited from protection efforts, The Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Friday. There's no reason to think it's lost or disoriented or anything like that, Crowder said of the...

2006-02-05 15:37:56

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- A 9 1/2-mile-wide bay separates rural Willacy County from what surely must be paradise: Padre Island's isolated beaches, a nature retreat for bird watchers and what's considered some of the best sport-fishing in the country. For about 40 years, the county has sought direct access to the riches of the narrow barrier island, with no success. The land to the north of a manmade ship channel dividing the island is the federally protected Padre Island National Seashore,...