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Photo: Courtesy/Division Of Sea Turtle Science And Recovery, Padre Island National Seashore

Donna Shaver, chief of the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at the Padre Island National Seashore, releases Kemp's ridley sea turtles Monday, June 16, 2014. Kemp ridley sea turtles are the rarest of the five sea turtles that visit the Gulf Coast. The babies can't see well after the hatch, so special lighting has been placed on Turtle Drive on South Padre Island.
lessDonna Shaver, chief of the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at the Padre Island National Seashore, releases Kemp's ridley sea turtles Monday, June 16, 2014. Kemp ridley sea turtles are the rarest of ... morePhoto: Courtesy/Division Of Sea Turtle Science And Recovery, Padre Island National Seashore Infant Kemp's ridley sea turtles crawled to their new lives June 16, 2014 during the first sea turtle release of the this year on June 16, 2014 at Malaquite Visitor Center in North Padre Island. They released more on June 28, 2014. Kemp ridley sea turtles are the rarest of the five sea turtles that visit the Gulf Coast. The babies can't see well after the hatch, so special lighting has been placed on Turtle Drive on South Padre Island. lessInfant Kemp's ridley sea turtles crawled to their new lives June 16, 2014 during the first sea turtle release of the this year on June 16, 2014 at Malaquite Visitor Center in North Padre Island. They released ... morePhoto: Courtesy/Division Of Sea Turtle Science And Recovery, Padre Island National Seashore Infant Kemp's ridley sea turtles crawled to their new lives June 16, 2014 during the first sea turtle release of the this year on June 16, 2014 at Malaquite Visitor Center in North Padre Island. They released more on June 28, 2014. Kemp ridley sea turtles are the rarest of the five sea turtles that visit the Gulf Coast. The babies can't see well after the hatch, so special lighting has been placed on Turtle Drive on South Padre Island. lessInfant Kemp's ridley sea turtles crawled to their new lives June 16, 2014 during the first sea turtle release of the this year on June 16, 2014 at Malaquite Visitor Center in North Padre Island. They released ... morePhoto: Courtesy/Division Of Sea Turtle Science And Recovery, Padre Island National Seashore Sea turtles make their way to the ocean after being released by the Padre Island National Seashore's Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery on June 16, 2014. The babies can't see well after they hatch, so special lighting has been placed on Turtle Drive on South Padre Island to help them make their trek to land and sea.
lessSea turtles make their way to the ocean after being released by the Padre Island National Seashore's Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery on June 16, 2014. The babies can't see well after they hatch, so ... morePhoto: Courtesy/Division Of Sea Turtle Science And Recovery, Padre Island National Seashore Sea turtles crawl to the ocean after being released by the Padre Island National Seashore's Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery on June 16, 2014. The babies can't see well after they hatch, so special lighting has been placed on Turtle Drive on South Padre Island to help them make their trek to land and sea. lessSea turtles crawl to the ocean after being released by the Padre Island National Seashore's Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery on June 16, 2014. The babies can't see well after they hatch, so ... morePhoto: Courtesy/Division Of Sea Turtle Science And Recovery, Padre Island National Seashore Sea turtles crawl to the ocean after being released by the Padre Island National Seashore's Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery on June 16, 2014. The babies can't see well after they hatch, so special lighting has been placed on Turtle Drive on South Padre Island to help them make their trek to land and sea. lessSea turtles crawl to the ocean after being released by the Padre Island National Seashore's Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery on June 16, 2014. The babies can't see well after they hatch, so ... morePhoto: Courtesy/Division Of Sea Turtle Science And Recovery, Padre Island National Seashore

SAN ANTONIO - They've spent years living in the ocean and nesting on land, making their treks during their hatching season, but apparently, sea turtles, for all that activity, have trouble seeing in certain types of light.

But now, they won't in South Padre Island, as eight new amber solar street lights were unveiled on Turtle Drive. Officials hope that the special lighting will keep the turtles safe during hatching season.

The new lights were from a $30, 000 donation from Green Mountain Energy.

Sea Turtle Inc., a non-profit South Padre center for the rehabilitation of wounded Sea Turtles, received the donation as a part of a $4 million expansion project and revealed the lights on Turtle Drive during a recent lighting ceremony attended by about 50 people from the Rio Grande Valley, the Valley Morning Star reported.

When sea turtles hatch, they can't see very well, and they rely on the light of the moon to lead them toward the ocean, where they'll live until they come back to shore to create their own nests.

Sea Turtle Inc. advises Texas beach goers, "Lights on building and roads can confuse night-time nesters and make them unable to find their way to the ocean ... during nesting season, please turn off lights on your beach house or dim them. Some beaches even have ordinances against bright lights so check your city and state legislation on those rules before visiting the beach!"

The new amber lights will be powered by the sun during the day, lighting up during the night. The amber glow won't disrupt the turtles and the streets will continue to be safe for visitors and residents.

It's common for beaches to prohibit beach condos and hotels from keeping their lights on in the evening during hatching season, as an endangered species, the turtles trump late night parties during hatching season.

During Florida's sea turtle hatching season, from March through October, signs in condos warn visitors they could face fines for leaving their lights on in windows facing the shore, encouraging black out curtains.

Sea turtle nesting and hatching season occurs from April through July in Texas, and according to the National Park Service, of the five sea turtle species occurring in the Gulf Of Mexico the Padre Island National Seashore is the only area in Texas where all five can be found.

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