Coastal & Marine


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

Turtle-y Texas: Exploring Sea Turtles in the Lone Star State
Texas Sea Grant is Hosting the Turtle-y Texas Webinar on August 25 at 2:00 p.m. CST

Registration is open at: http://tx.ag/turtleytx
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/797529351055256/

Texas Sea Grant and the Inland Ocean Coalition’s North Texas Chapter invite you to enjoy an afternoon dedicated to sea turtle conservation on Tuesday August 25th at 2pm CST, to learn more about sea turtle species found in Texas, citizen science opportunities with the new iSeaturtle app, sustainable fisheries, eating American seafood and the nurdle (plastic pollution) issue along the Texas coast.The webinar features presentations from Dr. Natalie Wildermann (TAMU Post Doc), Laura Picariello (TX Sea Grant), and Jace Tunnell (UTMSI and nurdle patrol) The event is open to all! And it’s FREE!


NOAA Live! Webinars

While you were at home during school closures, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Regional Collaboration Network in conjunction with Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, offered this series of webinars with different NOAA expert/topic and a moderated question and answers session throughout so that you could get a peek at what our NOAA scientists do in all the various NOAA offices. These webinars were geared toward grades 2-8 and allowed students to connect with scientists. Webinars were streamed via GoToWebinar, were between 45-60 minutes in length, and were recorded.

Click here
for more info. and to watch these past recorded webinars!

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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