We protect and restore populations of endangered sea turtles and marine biodiversity on the Texas coast and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Delays Sea Turtle Nest Patrols on Upper Texas Coast

What We Do

Our sea turtle action center in Galveston, Texas safeguards sea turtles and engages the public in our conservation efforts through beach patrols, classroom visits, other habitat protection efforts and more.

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

Upper Texas Coast Sea Turtle Patrol

November 21, 2018

Turtles About Town

November 13, 2018

Why It Matters

In addition to being home to millions of migratory birds, 29 marine mammals and 50 shark species, the Gulf of Mexico is also home to five species of endangered sea turtle; including the Kemp’s ridley.

Our programs span the Gulf of Mexico—from the colorful coral reefs of Mexico to the sandy beaches of Galveston, Texas—and include projects to protect sharks, marine mammals, and seabirds from a myriad of threats like industrial overfishing, destruction of coastal and riverine habitat, and the threat of climate change from fossil fuel projects. Each gives the public a chance to get involved in our species-saving efforts.

What You Can Do

We need your help protecting and restoring marine wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Latest News

COVID-19 Delays Sea Turtle Nest Patrols on Upper Texas Coast

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For Immediate Release, March 27, 2020 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, 512-417-7741, joanie@seaturtles.org  COVID-19 Delays Sea Turtle Nest Patrols on Upper Texas Coast GALVESTON, Texas — To ensure the safety of volunteers…

Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Groups Offer Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea Turtles

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For Immediate Release March 25, 2020 Press Contacts Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Brad Nahill, SEE Turtles, brad@seeturtles.org  Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Groups Offer Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea…

In Coronavirus Crisis, TIRN Joins 575 Groups Urging Halt to Electricity, Water Shutoffs

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For Immediate Release, March 19, 2020 In Coronavirus Crisis, 575 Groups Urge Halt to Electricity, Water Shutoffs Letter to Governors, Utility Regulators Also Calls for Distributed Clean Energy, Equitable Water…