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Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Research Center, Galveston, Texas.

NOAA Sea Turtle Facility • Research includes improvements in husbandry techniques, feeding, growth, pathology, tagging, sea turtle strandings, and the treatment and rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles. • Located one block from the Gulf of Mexico on Galveston Island. • The only federal facility in the United States dedicated to captive rearing of sea turtles FREE tours are given on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Call for tour appointments.