Photo by Sheryl Holden
Photo by Sheryl Holden

Gulf of Mexico Photo Tour

TIRN Gulf staff participated in sea turtle handling and release to prepare to be permited by wildlife agencies
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 upHigh school students participated in this
Galveston Island beach clean up.

The Sea Turtle Action Center is a hub for volunteer trainings and meetingsGalveston Sea Turtle Action Center is a hub
for volunteer trainings and meetings.

This endangered Kemp's ridley was rescued after a call to TIRN's hotline and will be rehabilitatedThis hooked Kemp’s Ridley was rescued thanks to
a call to Turtle Island’s hotline and will be rehabilitated.

TIRN Partnered with Loggerhead Marine Lfe Center to place informative signage on fishing marinasTurtle Island partnered with Loggerhead Marine Life Center
to place informative signage on fishing marinas.

TIRN's Gulf Campaign Staff Member teaches about the impacts of plastic pollutionTurtle Island’s Gulf Campaign teaches about the
impacts of plastic pollution.

TIRN nesting beach monitors safeguard sea turtles and collect plastic at the same timeTurtle Island nesting beach monitors safeguard
sea turtles and collect plastic at the same time.

Sorority Sisters Build Fishing Line Recycling Tubes at the TIRN CenterSorority sisters build fishing line recycling
tubes at the Sea Turtle Action Center.

Sea turtle monitors protect the endangered nesters as they crawl across the beachSea turtle monitors protect the endangered
nesters as they crawl across the beach.

TIRN coordinated 125 volunteers who helped locate nesting sea turtles in 2015Turtle 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 CenterA 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 TIRN and partnersPopular rapper Bun B participated in the Bring the Bag
campaign with Turtle Island and partners.

Rob the Ridley and the Bag Monster Help Reduce PlasticsRob the Ridley and the Bag
Monster Help Reduce Plastics.

Carole Allen Collage - TIRN Lifetime Ocean Activist
Carole Allen – Turtle Island’s Gulf Office Director and Lifetime Ocean Activist
has worked to protect sea turtles since 1980.