Texas A&M University at Galveston Sea Life Facility
The Sea Life Facility is the latest component of TAMUG’s new science complex on the Mitchell Campus. I am excited to have had an opportunity to steward and aid in the design of a state-of-the-art marine research facility here on the TAMUG campus. The Sea Life Facility provides important research infrastructure for TAMUG scientists as well as visiting scientists within and beyond Texas. This facility was designed to enable scientists to conduct research ranging from bacteria, plankton, to fish and reptiles. The opening of the Sea Life Facility marks Texas A&M University at Galveston as a premier location to conduct experimental marine research in the Gulf of Mexico.
Christopher Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Professor Marine Biology & Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.
IN THE NEWS
Rescued turtle released in gulf.
ABOARD THE FLYING FISH TOO - Milagro didn't look back after he was dropped from this Texas A&M boat Wednesday 24 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. The little Kemp's ridley sea turtle darted away, his three flippers propelling him at top speed. (more)
|Endangered turtles find new hope at Texas A&M University at Galveston Sea Life Facility.
Endangered sea turtles now have a new home at Texas A&M University at Galveston and its new Sea Life Facility, where they can recover and be viewed by the general public before their release back into the Gulf of Mexico. The first rescued turtle was delivered to the facility on January 10th, 2012, where the animal is recuperating prior to its anticipated release. (more)
|TAMUG Sea Life Facility announces winner of name of the rescued sea turtle contest.
(Galveston, Texas—April 23, 2012) — In January, a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle was captured near Galveston in a cast net by local fishermen. It was rehabilitated by the National Marine Fisheries Service and brought to the Texas A&M University at Galveston Sea Life Facility to recuperate. The Sea Turtle Restoration Project (www.seaturtles.org), a TAMUG affiliate, sponsored a “Name an Endangered Ridley Turtle” contest... (more)
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Rescued Turtle Gets Released In Gulf - Houston Chronicle (May 31, 2012)
KPRC Channel 2 Houston Evening News Story (May 8, 2012)
KPRC Channel 2 Houston (Jan. 17, 2012)
Houston Chronicle (Jan. 15, 2012)
Galveston Daily News (Jan. 14, 2012)
News 92 FM (Jan. 18, 2012)