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Texas A&M Galveston Teams with Shell Oil to Enhance the Maritime Industry

Texas A&M University at Galveston hosted their third annual Shell Leadership Weekend February 15th through 17th. The event, funded through a grant from Shell Oil, presented leadership breakout sessions led by Shell executives to thirty graduate and undergraduate students...Read more about the Shell Leadership Weekend

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Four Marine Transportation Students Are the First Recipients of The New Bouchard Transportation Scholarship at Texas A&M Galveston

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. of Melville, New York is giving a new scholarship to Texas A&M University at Galveston to establish the Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Memorial Scholarship...Read more about the new Bouchard Transportation Scholarship

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Texas A&M Galveston Hosts Their Annual Science Olympiad

This Saturday, February 17, 2018, the heat of serious competition will not only be found in PyeongChang, Korea. Area high school students will be pushing their mental skills and strengths to the max as Texas A&M University at Galveston, holds its tenth annual regional Science Olympiad tournament...Read more about the annual science olympiad

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TAMUG Student Wants to Take out the Ocean's Trash

Hailing from Bastrop, Texas, a seven-year-old Russell Cole visited the Sea Turtle Rescue Center at South Padre Island with his family, where he learned how plastics were proving deadly for sea turtles and other marine life. Stirred to action, Cole decided he "was going to save sea turtles and save the world."Read more about TAMUG student's research to take out the ocean's trash

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Texas A&M Galveston Cadets Assist with Maintenance of the Battleship Texas

More than 60 cadets of the Corps of Cadets, the Navy ROTC and the Strategic Sealift Midshipman Program from Texas A&M University at Galveston arrived at the Battleship Texas State Historic Site recently to partner with personnel from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston to perform maintenance on board the USS Texas and the ship's immediate surroundings... Read more about the Battleship Texas

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Contest Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of USTS Texas Clipper Reefing

Off the coast of South Padre, on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, lies a ship on its side. The Texas Clipper, which had served as the training ship for cadets at the Texas A&M Maritime Academy in Galveston for 30 years, was sunk on November 7, 2007 as part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Artificial Reef Program’s Ships-to-Reefs Project... Read more about the contest celebrating the 10th anniversary of  USTS Texas Clipper Reefing

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World Wetlands Day Q&A with Dr. Anna Armitage

Dr. Anna Armitage is an assistant professor and head of the Coastal and Wetlands Ecology Lab at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Her research focuses on the coastal and wetlands community ecology of salt marshes, tidal mudflats and seagrass beds... Read more about World Wetlands Day and Dr. Anna Armitage

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Texas A&M University at Galveston Mardi Gras Viewing Party, Dinner and Dance Impacts Lives Long Past Fat Tuesday

Texas A&M University at Galveston will hold its 4th annual Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party, Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Tremont Ballroom... Read more about TAMUG's Mardi Gras Viewing Party in Galveston

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Texas A&M Galveston Workshop on Sargassum (Seaweed) Lays Foundation for Continued Studies and Shared Research with the French

Forty-five scientists from France, the United States and western Africa held a two day workshop at Texas A&M Galveston to discuss Sargassum (seaweed) and the problems it has created... Read more about workshop on sargassum

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Texas A&M Galveston to Host American/French Seaweed Conference

We all remember the summer of 2014, when the beaches of the Texas coast filled with Sargassum (seaweed) and when moved back from the beach it was piled higher that the Galveston seawall. A year ago, the scientific attaché at the General Consulate of France in Houston, visited Texas A&M Galveston. The French Government is interested in collaborating... Read more about American/French Seaweed Conference

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Texas A&M Galveston Assists in Saving Sea Turtles from Death Due to Extreme Cold

The arctic cold front that dropped temperatures so quickly along the Texas Coast caused sea turtles to become cold-stunned, killing many. Faculty and staff at Texas A&M University at Galveston stepped up to help... Read more about Saving Sea Turtles

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Another Record Breaking Commencement for Texas A&M Galveston

Texas A&M University at Galveston will hold the institution's Fall 2017 Commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 16th at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston... Read more about Record Breaking Commencement for Texas A&M Galveston

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Structures Resulting From the Largest Increase in Capital in Texas A&M Galveston’s History are Dedicated

The celebration resulting from the largest increase in investment capital in the university’s history was held Thursday at Texas A&M University at Galveston with the dedication of two new buildings... Read more about the largest increase in investment capital in the university’s history

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Texas A&M Professor Honored for Supporting Troops

On May 31, 2017, a suicide bomber climbed aboard a huge sewage tanker truck in the Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, Afghanistan. Hidden inside the tank were hundreds of pounds of explosives... Read more about Texas A&M Professor Supporting Troops

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Texas A&M Galveston Marine Scientist Named Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar

The Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars Program was initiated in 1991 as a cornerstone effort to provide leadership and services that contribute to the improvement of teaching quality at Texas A&M University... Read more about the Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars Program

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Texas A&M Board of Regents name Dr. Bill Merrell President Emeritus and Regents Professor

Dr. William "Bill" Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston has been honored with the distinguished titles of President Emeritus and as one of the 2017-2018 Regents Professors by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents... Read more about Dr. Bill Merrell honored with the distinguished titles of President Emeritus

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Texas A&M Galveston Senior Earns Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Crowley Maritime Corp. has awarded a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship to Alex Tarn Tharakulprateep of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy recognizing his academic achievement and leadership skills in pursuit of a maritime career... Read more about Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

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Texas A&M Galveston Professor to Speak at Maritime Cybersecurity Breakfast Conference

Dr. Joan Mileski, professor and department head of Maritime Administration at Texas A&M Galveston will be one of the featured speakers at the November 15th Marine Technology Society Technology Innovation Breakfast on Maritime Cybersecurity... Read more about Maritime Cybersecurity Breakfast Conference

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Smithsonian Exhibit "H2O Today" Opens at Texas A&M Galveston

"H2O Today" is a new Smithsonian exhibition that opened Wednesday, November 8 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. A reception honoring Senator A.R. “Babe” Schwartz of Galveston, who was unable to attend in person, was held with the former senator speaking via phone. Senator Schwartz generously helped bring this exciting exhibit to the university’s Jack Williams Library... Read more about Smithsonian Exhibit H2O Today

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Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring the Global Water Story On View at Texas A&M Galveston

Water is the most vital resource for life on Earth; no living thing exists without it. "H2O Today" is a new Smithsonian exhibition opening at Texas A&M University at Galveston... Read more about the Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring the Global Water Story

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Texas A&M Galveston Researchers Receive Grants to Study the Effects of Hurricane Harvey

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced awards totaling more than $1.2 million to support 13 research projects throughout the Texas A&M University System... Read more about the Grants to Study the Effects of Hurricane Harvey

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Texas A&M Galveston Shark Tagging Project Could Reveal Key Secrets

Shark populations can fluctuate widely, and largely depend upon a number of factors including fishing pressure. A Texas A&M University at Galveston researcher hopes his project can help provide additional information on how fishing activities impact sharks in the Gulf of Mexico... Read more about Shark Tagging Project

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Professor Santschi Uses Molecules to See the Big Picture of Nuclear Waste

Texas A&M University at Galveston's Regents Professor Dr. Peter Santschi, along with his research team, has recently established a ground-breaking method with which to trace radioactive particles in the environment... Read more about use of Molecules to See the Big Picture of Nuclear Waste

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Dr. Brody and CTBS Lead Response to Hurricane Harvey

By the time Harvey hit the Houston and Galveston area, it had ceased to be the monstrous category 5 hurricane that seemed to erase the entire Gulf of Mexico from radar maps... Read more about the Response to Hurricane Harvey

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Graduate of Texas A&M Galveston studies the effects of road salting on wildlife and human food sources

When the warm air from the gulf rises over a cold front from the north, Texans know this often means an ice storm could be coming. When that threat presents itself, cities and counties, especially in the northern areas of the nation, roll out the salt trucks... Read more about the effects of road salting on wildlife and human food sources

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Record Enrollment for Texas A&M Galveston’s Fall 2017 Semester

Texas A&M University at Galveston reports another record enrollment of 2,483 for Fall 2017. The comprehensive enrollment is 2,507 which includes 453 engineering students from the Texas A&M College of Engineering in College Station, Texas and 24 non-enrolled Texas A&M graduate student teaching assistants... Read more about the Record Enrollment for Texas A&M Galveston’s Fall 2017 Semester

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Consortium led by Texas A&M Galveston awarded $2.54 million to continue research on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

A research consortium led by Dr. Antonietta Quigg, professor of Marine Biology and associate vice president for Research and Graduate Studies at Texas A&M's Galveston campus, was awarded $2.54 million by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative... Read more about research on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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Texas A&M Galveston professor warns of beach erosion from Harvey

Hurricane Harvey left its mark on much of the Texas coast, leaving at least $100 billion in damages, but it very likely worsened a problem that has been plaguing the coast for years - beach erosion. How much erosion occurred is still being determined, says a Texas A&M University at Galveston expert... Read more about the beach erosion from Harvey

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Texas A&M Galveston student heads to prestigious Woods Hole

"The exploration of underwater caves is not without danger." Much of it remains a mystery because it is one of the last unexplored frontiers of the planet. David Brankovits is a PhD student from Budapest, Hungary in the Marine Biology program at Texas A&M University at Galveston... Read more about Brankovits' work in Woods Hole

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Texas A&M Galveston student turns her love of sea life into a scholarship and works of art

Taylor Cubbage, from Friendswood, Texas, with a double major in Marine Biology and Marine Fisheries at Texas A&M University at Galveston, is the recipient of the prestigious NOAA Ernest F. Hollings scholarship... Read more about Taylor Cubbage's scholarship and works of art

Texas A&M Graduate named Volunteer of the Year by Flower Garden Banks

Texas A&M Galveston graduate, Andrea Stromeyer, of Webster, TX was recognized as the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Volunteer of the Year... Read more about Andrea Stromeyer named Volunteer of the Year by Flower Garden Banks

Texas A&M Galveston part of largest Summer Commencement in Texas A&M history

Texas A&M University at Galveston will hold the institution's Summer 2017 Commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 12th at the Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post Office Street in Galveston... Read more about the institution's Summer 2017 Commencement

Texas A&M Galveston's Rudder Radio is On The Air

Rudder Radio, the first student-led Internet radio station on the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus, launched May 2017 on KTOR -the Tornado, Ball High School's radio station... Read more about Texas A&M Galveston's Rudder Radio

Texas A&M Galveston graduate goes from a steel-toe boot Coast Guard officer to stilettos as Mrs. Texas United States 2017

In addition to being a proud Aggie graduate of Texas A&M University at Galveston, Ann Marie Reigrut has achieved a whole lot... Read more about Ann Marie Reigrut - Mrs. Texas United States 2017

Texas A&M Galveston student's research looks for ways to control algae that's harmful to humans

When Texas A&M University at Galveston student Savannah Mapes was growing up in the small Texas town of Midlothian, she, like all kids, was often asked what they wanted to be when they grew up... Read more about the research for ways to control algae

U.S. Navy depends on Texas A&M Galveston graduate’s forecasts

For Texas A&M University at Galveston graduate Angela Lefler the weather is much more important than what to wear on a windy day. The U.S. Navy depends on her forecasts to plan ship operations and to keep the nation’s sailors... Read more about Texas A&M Maritime Academy graduate as the pilot

First Very Large Crude Carrier docks with Texas A&M Maritime Academy graduate as the pilot

It's big! Really, really big. It is the biggest oil tanker ever to call on a Gulf of Mexico port - holding as much as 2 million barrels of crude oil - and it was piloted recently into port by Captain Jay Rivera, a graduate of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston... Read more about the fellowship to study ways to lessen flooding

Texas A&M Galveston professor receives fellowship to study ways to lessen flooding

Residents all along the Gulf Coast, and just about everywhere else, are no strangers to the devastation that can be caused by flooding. Dr. Ashley Ross, Assistant Professor, in the Marine Sciences Department of Texas A&M University at Galveston has been awarded a National Academies Gulf Research Program Early Career Fellowships... Read more about the amazing new sea life from submerged cave in Cozumel

Texas A&M Galveston scientists part of international team discovering amazing new sea life from submerged cave in Cozumel

An international team consisting of scientists from Texas A&M University at Galveston, Denmark, Norway and Mexico have discovered a new species of remipede, a rare group of crustaceans exclusively inhabiting saltwater caves... Read more about the new species of remipede

Famed marine biologist honored with Texas A&M System Study Abroad Award

Dr. Tom Iliffe, professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston, was honored at the Kenneth L. Clinton Awards luncheon for his work with the Marine Biology Mexico Study Abroad Program... Read more about Dr. Tom Iliffe Study Abroad Award

Another record breaking commencement for Texas A&M Galveston

Texas A&M University at Galveston will hold the institution's Spring 2017 Commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13th at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd... Read more about the institution's Spring 2017 record breaking Commencement

Texas A&M Galveston's sea turtle patrol is back in action as turtles return to nest on Texas beaches

Last week the Upper Texas Coast Sea Turtle Patrol, which is a collaboration of Texas A&M University at Galveston and Turtle Island Restoration Network, found their first Kemp's ridley sea turtle nest... Read more about Texas A&M Galveston's sea turtle patrol

Texas A&M Galveston professor honored as a Presidential Impact Fellow

Dr. Sam Brody, professor of Marine Sciences, director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at Texas A&M University at Galveston, professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at the Texas A&M University College of Architecture and a nationally known authority on environmental planning, was selected to be part of the inaugural class of Presidential Impact Fellows.... Read more about Dr. Sam Brody honored as a Presidential Impact Fellow

Hundreds of Texas A&M Galveston students lend a helping hand to Galveston residents

As part of the nation's largest one-day, student run community service project, hundreds of students from Texas A&M University at Galveston will be participating in the 23rd annual Big Event starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 25 across Galveston... Read more about students helping Galveston residents

Texas A&M Galveston professor joins national study on the growing dangers of urban flooding

Flooding has always been a growing concern in the Houston/Galveston region as well as in other cities around the nation. It seems to worsen as cities develop without consideration for flood planning as they grow... Read more about national study on the growing dangers of urban flooding

Texas A&M Galveston helps sponsor Maritime security conference in Galveston

Texas A&M University Galveston Campus is one of the sponsors of the Fifth Annual Maritime Security East Conference to be held March 7 - 9 in the ballroom at the Moody Gardens Hotel. The conference will provide participants from the federal, state and local agencies, ports and private industry an opportunity to learn... Read more about Maritime security conference in Galveston

Academic Complex Phase 2 construction underway at Texas A&M Galveston

Ground was broken today for phase 2 of the Academic Complex project at Texas A&M University at Galveston. This is the fourth groundbreaking of a major building on the ocean campus of Texas A&M University in three years... Read more about Academic Complex Phase 2

From Galveston to the South Pole, a Texas A&M Galveston student conducts significant marine research and also receives a wedding proposal

Most undergraduate students rarely get a chance to do research in some of the world's most remote locations alongside some of the top scientific minds, but a Texas A&M University at Galveston student is living the dream at the bottom of the world - Antarctica... Read more about the marine research and a wedding proposal

Superintendent Appointed at Texas A&M Maritime Academy

Texas A&M University at Galveston has selected Capt. Michael J. Rodriguez as the 15th superintendent of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy. Rodriguez has been the deputy maritime administrator with the U. S. Maritime Administration since 2014... Read more about Superintendent Appointed at Texas A&M Maritime Academy

Remote Sensing of Seaweed Movements Enhanced by French and Texas A&M Galveston Collaboration

Dr. Alain Mermet, the scientific attaché at the General Consulate of France in Houston, visited Texas A&M University at Galveston to plan a research program that will improve the ability to predict the movement and severity of seaweed landings...Read more about Dr. Alain Mermet visit

Waterfront Events Pavilion And Amphitheater Construction Underway At Texas A&M Galveston

Ground was broken today for the $6 million Waterfront Event Pavilion project at Texas A&M University at Galveston.  The project will also include an outdoor amphitheater that can further extend the space of the pavilion, or also be used as a separate venue for outdoor events...Read more about Waterfront Events Pavilion And Amphitheater Construction

Two special students will graduate at Texas A&M Galveston’s commencement

Texas A&M University at Galveston will hold the institution’s Fall 2016 Commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 17th at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd....Read more about Two special students

Dr. Sam Brody of Texas A&M Galveston Receives Distinguish Recognition

Samuel D. Brody, professor of Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston has been named one of the 2016-2017 Regents Professors by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents...Read more about Dr. Sam Brody's Distinguish Recognition

Texas A&M Galveston Student Gives Presentation at Worldwide Symposium

Morgan Beaver, a Marine Science student in her senior year at Texas A&M University at Galveston, gave an educational presentation on the history of the development and use of the Sargassum Early Advisory System (SEAS) at the 21st annual Sea Bean Symposium...Read more about Texas A&M Galveston Student's Presentation at Worldwide Symposium

Jellyfish Day

Today, November 3 is Jellyfish Day and it is a reminder that jellyfish can be a real problem in Texas coastal waters and tributaries. Dr. Maria Pia Miglietta is an assistant professor and head of the Miglietta Lab at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Her research focuses on the evolution, genetics, and ecology of Cnidaria...Read more about Jellyfish Day

Texas A&M Galveston Professor/Researcher and Students to be Featured on NatGeo Cable TV Special

Texas A&M University at Galveston marine science professor Pete van Hengstum will be featured on the National Geographic Channel show "Years of Living Dangerously" on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 9 p.m...Read more about Pete van Hengstum and and Students to be Featured on NatGeo Cable TV Special

Dr. Antonietta Quigg Selected for Southeast Conference Academic Leadership Development Program

Texas A&M University has selected Dr. Antonietta Quigg, associate vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University at Galveston, to participate in the 2016-17 Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP)...Read more about Dr. Antonietta Quigg Selected for Southeast Conference Academic Leadership Development Program

Texas A&M Galveston recognizes inaugural class of Terry Foundation Transfer Scholars

Texas A&M University at Galveston is pleased to recognize Reagan Froncek as one of the inaugural class of The Terry Foundation Transfer Scholars...Read more about the inaugural class of Terry Foundation Transfer Scholars

Texas A&M University at Galveston Receives Grants to Study Sharks & Ancient Hurricanes in Partnership with Universities in Mexico

Two Texas A&M University at Galveston researchers have been awarded grants to conduct work on marine science and marine biology projects. The grants are from CONACYT...Read more about Grants to Study Sharks & Ancient Hurricanes

Texas A&M Galveston Study to Discover and Identify New Fish Species

Thousands of species of fish live in the Gulf of Mexico, so many that no one knows how many are really out there. A Texas A&M University at Galveston researcher hopes to solve...Read more about the Study to Discover and Identify New Fish Species

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45th Anniversary of Pelican Island Campus (Forerunner to Texas A&M University at Galveston) on Wednesday, August 31, 1971

Beginning in 1962, when the Texas Maritime Academy, forerunner of Texas A&M University at Galveston...Read more about 45th Anniversary of Pelican Island Campus

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New Study Reaffirms Timeline On Formation Of Isthmus Of Panama

The formation of the Isthmus of Panama - a strip of land that separates the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean, and connects North and South America...Read more about New Study On Formation Of Isthmus Of Panama

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Texas A&M Galveston’s Sea Life Facility Rehabilitating Bob the Sea Turtle

The Texas A&M University at Galveston’s Sea Life Facility houses a 40,000 gallon natural seawater recirculating system, in addition to smaller experimental systems...Read more about Sea Life Facility Rehabilitating Bob the Sea Turtle

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Panama Canal Expansion Completed with Texas A&M Galveston Graduate Heading the Project

When it first opened in 1914, the Panama Canal was considered one of mankind's top engineering achievements...Read more about the Panama Canal Expansion

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Texas A&M at Galveston Prof Receives Funds to Save Endangered Turtles

Efforts to save the endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle have received a big boost in the form of a two-year $220,162 funding commitment to a...Read more about Texas A&M at Galveston professor's Funds to Save Endangered Turtles