Coastal & Marine


Visit the Pages Below for Help with Organism Identification, Education Opportunities, Texas Master Naturalist information and Much More.

While you are home, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Regional Collaboration Network in conjunction with Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is offering this series on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 EDT during school closures. The series started on March 16 and will go through June 12th, 2020.
Click here
for more info. on upcoming webinars, a list of upcoming and past recorded webinars and to register!

Join us to get a sneak peek at what our National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists do in all the various NOAA offices across the country! Students in grades 2nd-8th can connect with scientists and ask questions in real-time through a moderator.

Galveston Bay Area Chapter Texas Master Naturalist Website
– More information on the Texas Master Naturalist Program
How to join the next training class
– Volunteer opportunities and upcoming events
– Award winning newsletter “The Midden”
Identification Guide to Marine Organisms of Texas
-Identification of fish, crabs, shrimp, mollusks, vegetation, beachcombing and more.
-Information courtesy of TPWD, (Brenda Bowling), 2012-2017.
Aquaplant Website
-Designed to help pond owners and their advisors in the identification and management of aquatic vegetation.
– Photographs, descriptions, and easy to understand guidelines.
Galveston Bay Fact Sheet Series
– A series of PDF fact sheets on threatened and endangered species, water quality in the Gulf, salinity, bottlenose dolphins, water birds, oysters, and more.
Monofilament Recovery and Recycling
-Monofilament is a single-strand, high-density nylon fishing line that is used on fishing reels. Used line can be harmful to boat motors and marine wildlife. Visit the link for more info. on the Texas Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program (MRRP.)

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