Coastal & Marine

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

Webinars coming up the week of May 25, 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
– Learn more about becoming a Master Naturalist
– Volunteer opportunities and upcoming events
– Download award winning newsletter “The Midden”


Identification Guide to Marine Organisms of Texas
-Identification of fish, crabs, shrimp, mollusks, vegetation and more.
Information courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, (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
– Information on bottlenose dolphins, water birds, oysters, and so much 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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