Sea Turtle Saturday
February 20, 8am 12:30pm

NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Ballroom
4700 Ave. U, Bldg. 216
$10 (must be 14 or older)

Register Here

Galveston Talks Turtles
Presentations and Tour Set for Feb. 20

Before the Kemp's ridley sea turtles head to the Galveston beaches for nesting season this spring, make plans to learn about these fascinating creatures at Sea Turtle Saturday on February 20th, at an informative and engaging seminar presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Beginning the day with a continental breakfast, participants will learn about sea turtle research, rehabilitation, stranding response, and conservation from a variety of presentations by esteemed scientists and experts from NOAA Fisheries Service, the Houston Zoo, Inc., Turtle Island Restoration Network, and TAMUG. The event concludes with a unique tour of the island’s own sea turtle barn, where more than 350 turtles are housed in saltwater tanks.

“Sea turtles are charismatic and beloved icons of the Texas coast and our treasured ocean systems,” says Susan Lewis, GINTC member and long-time turtle barn volunteer with NOAA. “We can all help protect the Kemp’s ridley and the other four species that frequent the Gulf of Mexico by being mindful of our actions and proactive in protecting vulnerable ecosystems.”

We hope you’ll join us for this fun and informative popular event. Register online here.

Photo credit: Scott Buckel
Lyndsey Howell,
NOAA Research Fisheries biologist
Courtesy Photo/NOAA staff

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