Texas Sealife Center
14220 Spid, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Wednesday - Saturday: 10AM - 4PM, Sunday: Noon - 4PM

Phone: (361) 589-4023

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About Us

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The Texas Sealife Center is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to the rescue rehabilitation and release of coastal and aquatic wildlife. The organization was formed due to a recognized need for additional wildlife support in South Texas and the growing number of animals that are admitted to wildlife centers in the U.S. annually. Though we are in our early development, the enthusiasm behind our cause is contagious and the momentum and public support is continuing to grow. We encourage you to become part of the movement and join the Texas Sealife Center today!



Mission


Texas Sealife Center’s mission includes:
Rescuing injured or stranded coastal and aquatic wildlife
Providing supportive care and rehabilitation for coastal and aquatic wildlife
Successfully releasing wildlife back into their natural habitat
Educating and promoting public awareness in the conservation efforts to save wildlife



History


The Texas Sealife Center was started because of a recognized need for additional support for local wildlife rehabilitation and the growing number of animals admitted annually to wildlife centers throughout the country. Starting in 2010, a small group of volunteers decided to fulfill this need and formed the Texas Sealife Center. Through dedication and persistence our volunteers are making the dream a reality. Diligently working to build and foster relationships with local agencies, rganizations, and individuals dedicated to wildlife conservation has been the cornerstone of our success.

On December 20, 2012 the Texas Sealife Center was given permission to use of a building at Packery Channel Nature Park by the Nueces County Park Board of Directors. In March 2013 renovations started to convert the building and land into a hospital, education center and nature trail. The persistence and dedication of our volunteers allowed use to accept our first bird and sea turtle for rehabilitation by September of 2013.

Since that time, the number of indoor and outdoor housing for injured hawks, pelicans, and other birds continues to grow. Our holding capacity for sea turtles has also grown to accommodate the increase in sea turtles admitted to our facility.

As of 2016 we are nearing the completion of Phase I and looking forward to increase our ability to treat and house wildlife with our Phase II projects and plans.

Thanks to all of our volunteers and donors we can now allow visitors to explore our nature trail and see the work we are doing to protect our local, state and national wildlife and the projects and future plans of our organization.

We are excited about our current progress, so watch for more updates on our Facebook page!




Global Partners


The Texas Sealife Center prides itself in having a global view of wildlife conservation and the marine environment. Partnerships with universities and other organizations and institutions dedicated to wildlife preservation are continuing to be made on a local, state, national and international level. If your organization, institution or university is interested in a collaborative effort with the Texas Sealife Center, please contact us at texassealifecenter@gmail.com

Here are a just a few of our collaborators and joint projects:
Loggerhead Marinelife center – turtle signs
Aquarium at Rockport Harbor
UTMSI – ARK



Our Support


The following is a list of individuals, organizations, universities, companies, and others that support the Texas Sealife Center and its mission:

  • Donna Shaver PhD – Chief, Division of Sea Turtle Science and Discovery, Coordinator, Texas Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network

  • Tony Amos – director Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) UTMSI Port Aransas, Texas

  • Dr. Michael Womack - South Texas Botanical Gardens

  • Texas Master Naturalists (South Texas Chapter)

  • Native Plant Society of Texas (South Texas Chapter)

  • Sea Turtle Club – Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

  • Jon Wood – The Raptor Project

  • Sharon Schmaltz – The Wildlife Center of Texas

  • Elizabeth Ruble and Julie Leadbetter - Ruble, Leadbetter, and Associated P.C.

  • Peggy Brewer - Critter Love