The Padre Island National Seashore is hosting its fifth Kemp's Ridley sea turtle hatchling release this year at 6:45 a.m. Friday in front of the Malaquite Beach Visitor Center.

If the turtles become active, the release could be pushed to an earlier time. If you plan on attending, be sure to call the Hatchling Hotline at 361-949-7163 or check out the Padre Island National Seashore Facebook page.

The release is free and open to the public, however, spectators are asked not to wear white colored clothing or shoes, and urged not to use the flash on their cameras.