Educational Links

This page contains web site links to educational programs that support rescue and rehabilitation of marine life, as well as articles and publications by Tony Amos and other members of ARK. 

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ARK Articles and Publications

"Leaving the ARK" - a film about Tony Amos

"Leaving the ARK" directed by Minor Wilson is a Capture Now and DeLoachfilms presentation about Tony Amos and the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) that he founded in Port Aransas. It is a feature length film that is currently in principle photography and scheduled for release in February 2010. Click here to view a 6 minute clip of the film: View the film clip.

Although "Leaving the ARK" primarily centers around the ARK, the film also captures Tony's life journey from the London Blitz during WWII, through his scientific voyages to Antarctica, to his 32 years in Port Aransas. The film is the TFPF 2009 RECIPIENT, awarded by the Austin Film Society....More background info about the film

Island Observer - Article by Tony Amos

The ARK has handled 204 sea turtles so far this year. Of these 105 have been alive and treated at the ARK and 99 have been found dead and were examined, photographed, measured and preserved for necropsy (or if they were too badly decomposed, buried)...More

Web Links - Port Aransas & Mustang island

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Mustang Island State Park

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Park Guide - Mustang Island State Park

Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore, Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Index

Coastal Bend Audubon Society - for birding locations, etc.

Coastal Bend Sierra Club - for updates on kemp's ridley nesting and other items of interest

Texas Beach Watch - for up-to-date water quality 

Texas State Aquarium

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