Press Releases

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 the sea turtle community...  (read moreabout Saving Sea Turtles).

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. In addition, the patrol was able to examine the turtle after it laid its eggs, which provides important information to sea turtle biologists...  (read more about Texas A&M Galveston's sea turtle patrol).

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 Texas A&M University at Galveston researcher.
Dr. Christopher Marshall, associate professor of marine biology on the Galveston campus, has been awarded the funds as part of the Deepwater Horizon natural resource damage assessment settlement...  (read more about TAMUG Prof Receives Funds to Save Endangered Turtles).

Turtle eggs recovered on Crystal Beach

Last Tuesday morning, sea turtle tracks were found on the beach near barrel 84 in front of Sandpiper Subdivision. This was immediately reported to the Sea Turtle Network hotline, and faculty and students from Texas A&M-Galveston, along with members of Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) came to Bolivar to search for the nest. (read more about Turtle eggs recovered on Crystal Beach).

Season's first Kemp's turtle nest spotted

GALVESTON - Two college students on Thursday discovered the first eggs this nesting season laid by an endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle on the upper Texas Gulf Coast. (read more about Season's first Kemp's turtle nest).




First Kemp's ridley turtle nest found at Surfside

Two college students Thursday discovered the first eggs this nesting season laid by an endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle on the upper Texas Gulf Coast.

Two students from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi vacationing at Surfside in Brazoria County found the nest about 11:45 a.m., said Christopher Marshall, who heads turtle research at Texas A&M University at Galveston. (read more about ridley turtle nest).