Federal Officials Investigating Sea Turtle Deaths near South Padre Island

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND- A federal investigation is underway into the deaths of sea turtles near South Padre Island.

On a Facebook post, Texas Game Wardens said they received several calls of people catching, killing and filleting sea turtles.

After a vehicle search, shells were found.

Wardens headed up to the beach to track down the others responsible.

Agents with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were notified.


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