Information About the ARK
Rescue and rehabilitate injured and ill animals and return them to the wild.
Educate the public through Outreach Programs.
Conduct and assist with research in conjunction with federal agencies to aid the sea turtles, marine mammals
Raise public awareness through local projects and weekly newspaper articles to make the beaches and water
safe and clean for the animals that rely on it for their existence.
The ARK was started in the early 80's when, in the course of his research,
oceanographer Tony Amos began to find injured
sea turtles and aquatic birds on the beaches and in the local environment.
In the beginning there were only a few animals a year, but the program has grown into an organization that handles about 600 animals each year
and has become an important rehabilitation facility on the Texas Coast.
The ARK of today specializes in marine turtles and birds of the South Texas coast and is the only facility that
goes to rescue many of the animals. Volunteers rescue and rehabilitate animals primarily from Mustang, North
Padre Islands and nearby towns.
The ARK in Action!
ARK volunteers transporting Barbarella and Barnacle Bill, from an outside tank to an inside tank
for more room.