Sea Turtle Saturday

Make plans to attend Galveston’s ever popular annual sea turtle symposium on Saturday, February 27, 2021, as we celebrate the 16th anniversary of Sea Turtle Saturday! This informative and engaging seminar presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) will be virtual this year!

Our presenters include Kimber De Salvo Anderson, Gulf Coast Program Coordinator for Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) and Dr. Chris Marshall, Director of the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research at A&M Galveston. Kimber will discuss current work TIRN is conducting in the Gulf of Mexico, how you can get involved in ocean conservation on a daily basis, and will present a new app to aid in sea turtle conservation on the Texas coast in collaboration with Texas A&M University’s Plotkin Lab.

Dr. Marshall will present the Research and Conservation Programs of the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research. This will include a summary of their in-water satellite tagging work, Sea Aggie Sea Turtle Patrol, Sea Turtle Stranding Network and the current and future sea turtle rehabilitation hospital.

Come learn about sea turtles from our local turtle experts and find out how you can be a part of the conservation efforts!



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Suggested Donation: $20

Turtle Island Restoration Network

Kimber De Salvo Anderson serves as Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Gulf Program Coordinator.

Previously, Kimber served as a research assistant studying sea turtles in Matagorda Bay with the Plotkin Lab (and continues to volunteer) and served as a science communicator for Texas Sea Grant. She received her M.S. in Oceanography from Texas A&M University and her B.S. in Environmental Studies from University of San Diego.

Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research

Christopher D. Marshall is a Professor in the Department of Marine Biology and the Director for the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research at Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus.

He also has an appointment in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Texas A&M University, College Station and is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History.