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Calhoun County Marine Agent Receives Funds for Watershed Education

RJ Shelly and his Co-investigators received Over $25 thousand from the Matagorda Bay Mitigation Trust for public educa

Texas Shorelines: Oysters Are the Superheroes of the Sea!

College Station, Texas — Oysters are often referred to as the superheroes of the sea, and for good reason. Besides being widely loved as delicious seafood, oysters provide many environmental benefits along the Texas coast. Oysters are considered a keystone species, meaning they are important players in the overall health of the ecosystems they inhabit….

Aglantis Aquarium Finds New Home at Texas A&M University at Galveston

The 300-gallon saltwater aquarium was previously located at Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center.

Disaster Resilience Workshop, Plenary Discussion to Include City of Bryan Mayor and U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development

This DIRE-FEWS workshop is slated for Aug. 17, and is sponsored by Texas Sea Grant and Texas Engineering Experimentation Station.

Anglers Invited to Provide Critical Input on How Offshore Energy Affects Recreational Angling

Results of the citizen science data will help determine the fate of oil rigs in the Gulf.

Three 2023 Finalists Selected for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

These Knauss finalists are among 86 finalists across the United States nominated by their respective Sea Grant programs.

Texas Sea Grant to Fund Nearly $20 Thousand to 10 Graduate Students

Texas Sea Grant’s Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program provides grants to students conducting marine or coastal research

New Community Engaged Intern Joins Texas Sea Grant

Peter Gibson will be mentored and gain valuable field experience through the Texas Sea Grant Community Engaged Internship Program.

A First in Modern Times: Turtles Hatch on Magnolia Beach

MAGNOLIA BEACH, Calhoun County, Texas – A conservation success hatched today  on the shores of the Magnolia Beach in Calhoun County, Texas. A sea turtle nest containing approximately 45 hatching Kemp’s ridley eggs was discovered, and turtles successfully made their way to the water.  “This has never happened in modern times,” said Dr. Pamela Plotkin,…

Texas Sea Grant Welcomes New Coastal Resilience Program Manager

Dr. Debalina Sengupta will lend her expertise to extension activities associated with the Resilient Communities and Economies.

Texas Sea Grant Receives Two Awards at Its 50th Anniversary Gala

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and U.S. Congressman Michael T. McCaul presented awards to Texas Sea Grant.

NOAA Predicts Another Year of Above-Normal Activity for 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year, giving 2022 the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season.

Texas Sea Grant Revitalizes Weighmaster Training Program

The program will train Texans interested in becoming weighmasters at sportfishing tournaments.

Knauss Marine Policy Finalists Receive Official Host Office Placements

Executive and Legislative Host Office placements mark the beginning of the Knauss fellowship for Lauren Howe-Kerr and Ed Higgins

Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program Competition is Now Open

Texas Sea Grant is seeking applications, due April 1

Texas Sea Grant Awards $1.8 Million In Research Funding

These grants support research that can positively impact Texas and its citizens.

Thirteen LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars Designated as Texas Sea Grant Scholars

Texas Sea Grant to fund 13 undergraduate research scholars at Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University at Galveston

Texas Sea Grant Launches Oyster Mariculture Website

Texans interested in oyster farming can learn about techniques, regulations, permitting, and more at oyster.texasseagrant.org.

To Reef or Not Reef? Newly Funded Research Will Inform Decisions on the Fate of Gulf Oil Rigs

Sea Grant-supported researchers will produce data allowing decision makers to see the ecological and economic impacts of removing oil rigs or creating artificial reefs.

Texas Sea Grant Celebrates 50 Years of Science and Stewardship on Sept. 17

Texas A&M University achieved formal designation as a sea grant college 50 years ago.

Return ’Em Right Launches – A New Angler-Driven Program Tackling Barotrauma in Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish

Return ‘Em Right, a new program launching this September, will tackle release mortality due to barotrauma in Gulf of Mexico (GOM) reef fish. This program will offer GOM anglers an opportunity to sharpen their release skills when targeting reef species.

Lauren Howe-Kerr and Ed Higgins selected as 2022 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Knauss finalists are chosen through a competitive process that includes several rounds of review at both the state Sea Grant program and national levels. Howe-Kerr and Higgins are among 74 finalists across the United States nominated by their respective Sea Grant programs.

Texas Sea Grant Welcomes New Fisheries Bycatch Reduction Project Manager

Matthew Kammann will work with the Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture team to lend support and expertise to the NOAA Better Bycatch Reduction Device project.

Makeda Mills to Receive Ralph Rayburn Scholarship from Texas Sea Grant

This scholarship is named in honor of Ralph Rayburn ’69, former Texas Sea Grant Associate Director and Extension Program Leader.