In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texas Sea Grant has collected links to several resources that are designed to assist in recovery efforts. The websites, publications, mobile apps and videos listed below, developed by other Sea Grant programs and federal, state and regional agencies and non-profit...Read More
The Community Resilience Collaborative (CRC) is a research- and extension-based coastal planning program that combines the reach and resources of two Texas A&M University (TAMU) programs: the Texas Sea Grant College Program and Texas Target Communities (TTC).
The CRC provides technical assistance...Read More
A variety of industries that contribute significantly to the economies of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida depend on the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs have actively supported these industries for decades, and the Texas, Louisiana and Florida Sea Grant...Read More
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was established in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The 10-year research program aims to mitigate the impacts of hydrocarbon pollution and stressors on the marine environment and public health from the spill, as well as improve...Read More
Texas Sea Grant, with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, has launched a pilot program to promote turtle-safe, wild-caught Gulf of Mexico shrimp. The program will help reduce incidental capture of sea turtles, especially Northwest Atlantic loggerheads. This species is...Read More
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.
A hurricane is a specific type of tropical cyclone, which is a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has a closed low-level circulation. Tropical...Read More
Aglantis, a 300-gallon saltwater aquarium, is located on the lower level of the Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center under the Memory Cloud. It was an Earth Day gift to the Brazos Valley from the Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M to promote ocean awareness and improve the...Read More
Monofilament line is another name for single-strand, high-density nylon fishing line that is used on fishing reels. Used line can be harmful to boat motors and marine wildlife. Birds and animals cannot see discarded monofilament fishing line, so it is easy for them to become tangled in it and...Read More
Welcome to K-YAK 1610 AM, a low power radio project in Calhoun County, Texas.
Conducted by Texas Sea Grant Extension, KYAK’s “Your Area’s Knowledge” radio broadcasts focus on the Lavaca/Matagorda Bay estuary and marine environment. Topics include general points of interest in the area, seasonal...Read More
The devastating impacts of extreme weather events can be reduced by taking advanced action. In an effort to inform residents about potential hazards, and encourage appropriate actions, Texas Sea Grant maintains social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook (@WeatherReadyTX). These accounts are...Read More
For more than 45 years, agents and specialists with Texas Sea Grant and other Sea Grant programs across the United States have worked in coastal fishing communities on a variety of topics including seafood safety and sustainability. Educating seafood consumers on the health benefits, care and...Read More
Texas Sea Grant has supported the development of several bathymetric maps of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico that integrate diverse historic bathymetric data collected between 1930 and 2003 by the NOAA/ U. S. Coast Survey. These data include NOAA Coast Survey multi-beam bathymetric data collected...Read More
The National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB) is a nation wide, high-school science competition focused on marine issues and knowledge. Students demonstrate their knowledge of marine and coastal science by answering questions from biology, physics, chemistry, geology, geography, mathematics and the social...Read More
Texas State Aquarium and Texas Sea Grant have partnered with Audubon Nature Institute to develop a Texas Chapter of the G.U.L.F. Restaurant Partnership Program. This partnership is dedicated to promoting local, sustainable seafood harvested from U.S. fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico. Restaurants...Read More
Baffin Bay supports some of the highest recreational and commercial fishery landings in Texas. It also contains critical habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife and is surrounded by a thriving agricultural community. Current water quality impairments and degradation threaten its health and...Read More