There have been several turtles caught on the Waveland Fishing Pier over the last few months. We happened to be out fishing on the Waveland pier and met a small boy who was proud to show us a picture of a turtle he had caught the day before on the pier.
There are now signs advising how to report and deal with a turtle. It seems that any captured sea turtles are collected and treated at a facility. They are then released out side of the barrier islands in hopes they will not be caught again.
I am not a turtle expert, but the sea turtle appeared to be a rare Kemps Ridley turtle. Great to see these turtles are being rescued and sent back out to productive lives in the Gulf of Mexico.
UPDATE: After more research I found http://www.imms.org/satellite_tracking3.php . This is a neat site that tracks many of the turtles caught on the Waveland pier. These turtles really get around!