Turtle Island Gulf of Mexico staff participated in sea turtle handling and release with wildlife agencies. High school students participated in this Galveston Island beach clean up. Galveston Sea Turtle Action Center is a hub for volunteer trainings and meetings. This hooked Kemp’s Ridley was rescued thanks to a call to Turtle Island’s hotline and will be rehabilitated. Turtle Island partnered with Loggerhead Marine Life Center to place informative signage on fishing marinas. Turtle Island’s Gulf Campaign teaches about the impacts of plastic pollution. Turtle Island nesting beach monitors safeguard sea turtles and collect plastic at the same time. Sorority sisters build fishing line recycling tubes at the Sea Turtle Action Center. Sea turtle monitors protect the endangered nesters as they crawl across the beach. Turtle Island coordinated 125 volunteers who helped locate nesting sea turtles in 2015. A sea turtle mural and other artwork now graces the Sea Turtle Action Center. Popular rapper Bun B participated in the Bring the Bag campaign with Turtle Island and partners. Rob the Ridley and the Bag Monster Help Reduce Plastics. Carole Allen – Turtle Island’s Gulf Office Director and Lifetime Ocean Activist has worked to protect sea turtles since 1980.