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The new Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research was just awarded...

The new Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research was just awarded a State Wildlife Grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife to tag sea turtles in Galveston Bay. The grant is a much needed boost to the young monitoring program that has begun in Christmas Bay this past year. Dr. Marshall and his team plan on attaching both satellite and acoustic tags on green, Kemp’s ridley and loggerhead sea turtles throughout the Bay and coastal areas of Galveston to understand population demographics, sea turtle movement through the system and habitat needs and uses of sea turtles. All work is conducted under federal and state permits.

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New Research Center Will Study Texas Sea Turtles

April 25, 2019

Check out the Texas Standard interview regarding the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research. It aired on our Houston 88.7 NPR radio station this past Friday (4/26/19).

Texas A&M University at Galveston established the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research to study why the creatures move as they do, and how climate change affects them.

The time of year for an annual ritual on the Gulf Coast is approaching – when Texans take to the beach to watch dozens of tiny turtles toddle from the sand down to the surf. There’s certainly something special about watching sea turtles hatch, but there’s some mystery, too. We still don’t about where the turtles in the Gulf travel, and what habitats they use. That’s why this week, Texas A&M University at Galveston announced the establishment of the new Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research.

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Texas A&M-Galveston center to help compile sea turtle data

April 25, 2019

A new research center at Texas A&M University in Galveston will coordinate sea turtle research and promote the restoration of their population in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research’s primary goals are to enhance efforts of individual researchers by giving them access to grants they wouldn’t normally have, to increase cooperation among researchers, to train future turtle biologists and to conduct sea turtle research in the region, according to a Texas A&M University Galveston press release.

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New Sea Turtle Research Center Coming to TAMUG    

April 22, 2019

Texas A&M University at Galveston will be the home of the new Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research, with Department of Marine Biology Professor Dr. Christopher Marshall serving as the inaugural director.

The Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research will seek to use its strategic location and research expertise to facilitate the coordination of sea turtle experts from institutions across Texas and the Gulf of Mexico to promote and support research that leads to restoration of sea turtle populations in the Gulf.

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