Turtle Island Restoration Network works to protect and restore populations of endangered sea turtles and marine biodiversity on the Texas coast and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

For nearly 25 years, our efforts have safeguarded sea turtles and engaged the public in our conservation efforts through education, outreach, beach nesting patrols, classroom visits and other habitat protection efforts.

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What We Do

The Final Straw Galveston

February 22, 2019

Education & Outreach

December 5, 2018

Ike Dike: Coastal Barrier System

December 5, 2018

Microplastics Research

December 5, 2018

Bring the Bag

December 4, 2018

Sea Turtles on the Pier

December 4, 2018

Beach Cleanups

December 4, 2018

Sea Turtle Nest Patrol

November 21, 2018

Turtles About Town

November 13, 2018

Latest News

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…

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…

PHOTOS: The Art of Saving Sea Turtles 2019

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More than 150 people joined Turtle Island Restoration Network at "The Art of Saving Sea Turtles" evening benefit on Sept. 29 at The Bryan Museum in Galveston, Texas. In its…

The Service of Sargassum: What Happens When Seaweed is Removed From Beaches

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Loggerhead hatchlings in a floating island of seaweed, or sargassum. | Photo by Karen Parker If you live in the Gulf or visited our beaches over the past decade, you…

U.S. Moves to Roll Back Successful Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Protections

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A proposal from NOAA Fisheries would eliminate these protections for Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf. Few fish represent the current challenge of achieving sustainable fisheries better than the Atlantic…

New Sea Turtle Statues Announced at Galveston Gala

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2019 Press Contact: Joanie Steinhaus joanie@seaturtles.org (512) 417-7741 New Sea Turtle Statues Announced at Galveston Gala GALVESTON—Turtle Island Restoration Network and Clay Cup Studios are…