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Turtle Island Restoration Network Nominated for Best Non-Profit Organization in Galveston, Texas

| Education & Outreach, Gulf Beach Cleanups, Gulf of Mexico, Microplastics Research, Sea Turtle Patrol, Sea Turtles, Sea Turtles on the Pier, Turtles About Town | No Comments
Turtle Island Restoration Network is thrilled to announce we are a top finalist for Best Non-Profit Organization in Galveston.com’s 2019 Best of the Island Awards! All autumn long, thousands of…

Activists: Authorizing a Longline Fishery off California Ensures Extinction of Leatherback Sea Turtles

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A Leatherback sea turtle is captured in a longline. | Photo by Philip Miller. Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) submitted a letter and comments on behalf of almost 3,000 environmental…

PHOTOS: Endangered California Freshwater Shrimp Utilize Structures in Lagunitas Creek

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Photo by Harry McGrath In late October, SPAWN used visual observation and underwater cameras to record endangered California freshwater shrimp using habitats specifically designed for them, which could be the…

Second Marin Ghost Town Transformed into Salmon Habitat

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The SPAWN team finishes breaching the Jewell site in October. In October, SPAWN completed the second phase of our floodplain and riparian restoration project at the ghost town of Jewell…

The Inspiring Lifecycle of Coho Salmon

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Coho salmon are an anadromous species, meaning they migrate from the ocean to their freshwater natal streams to spawn, or build nests (called redds). The anadromous life history of salmon…

Injured Kemp’s Ridley Rescued from Fishing Line

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A critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle was found hooked and entangled in a mixture of fishing line, leaders and seaweed. In early October, Turtle Island Restoration Network coordinated the rescue…