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An Atlantic green sea turtle swims in a tank at Sea Turtle Inc. on South Padre Island, Texas.

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Tom Ross: With plastic trash threatening turtles, South Padre residents take action

Rehabilitating injured turtles is a major part of the mission at Sea Turtle Inc. Turtles arrive there after stranding themselves on the beaches due to injuries caused by boat props, fishing lines, shark attacks and ingesting pieces of plastic.

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