Turtle Island Restoration Network has been researching microplastics in the Galveston area for two years, revealing exorbitant amounts of microplastic nurdles and fragments along the beach.

TIRN is working with other partners along the Gulf of Mexico to create a snapshot of the entire issue of microplastics in the environment. Locally, we are expanding our research with the help of Moody Gardens, Galveston College, Ball High School, O’Connell College Preparatory, and Oppe Elementary.

We will sample five sites around Galveston Island monthly, for two years, in an attempt to understand how these areas accumulate various types of microplastics and the impacts of differing weather conditions, watersheds, currents and population changes.

With wide-ranging community outreach, this program will educate and inspire the public to help TIRN advocate for policy change and on a personal level, make lifestyle alterations to help us fight to save our blue-green planet.



Turtle Island Restoration Network Hosting “Hatchling Hustle” 5K/1 mile Run

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For Immediate Release: March 28, 2023 Contact: Morgan Huette, (409) 795-8426, mhuette@seaturtles.org Turtle Island Restoration Network Hosting “Hatchling Hustle” 5K/1 mile Run Galveston, TX–Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is hosting…

Beautiful Table from Redwood Created for SPAWN

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We want to thank Julian Eusebio Anaya for creating and donating one of the most beautiful tables we've ever seen! Julian is the owner of a local landscaping company based…

Whale Sharks Undergo Ultrasound for First Time

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The Galápagos Islands were host to a special event recently, as highlighted in Forbes. Whale sharks arrived and underwent ultrasounds for the first time! 22 female whale sharks were assessed…